Pandemic Preparedness

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Over 18000 H1N1 cases to date

Pandemiplan.comPosted by Mats Espander Wed, June 03, 2009 00:03:00

According to the ECDC there are now over 18000 cases of H1N1 infections to date. The spread is still quite slow and as epidemiologist Annika Lindhe says it may slow down during summer - to come back during the fall to maybe turn in to a pandemic.

Companies and societies still have a little time to prepare.

A pandemic is likely to cause somewhat 25% sickleave during 6-8 weeks and an additional 15% who stays at home for reasons connected to the flu (eg. care for ill family-members, due to closed schools and so on).

Media reports are low (at least in Sweden) right now which causes people to think "it´s over" - but it haven´t even started yet!

On the other hand both healthcare-services (for obvious reasons), government and media is concearned about the severity of illness... but...

.. The effect on the society (food supply, transports, banking etc) is what should concern...

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