Warning over pandemic preparations

October 2007
Utility Week;10/12/2007, Vol. 28 Issue 1, p31
Trade Publication
The article reports that utility staff operating critical infrastructure such as power stations, water treatment works and transmission and distribution networks may have to be quarantined on site in the event of bird flu or other pandemic. A study on the effects of a major outbreak of infectious disease by Marsh and The Albright Group estimated that up to 40 percent of the global workforce could be incapacitated and disruption to transport would be significant.


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