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Emergency Management and Best Practices for the Zika Virus

The World Health Organization recently announced that the Zika outbreak was a “public health emergency of international concern”. The Zika virus is a mosquito-borne virus linked to serious neurological birth disorders. It is native mainly to tropical Africa, with outbreaks in Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands. It appeared in Brazil last year and has since been seen in many Latin American countries and Caribbean islands. Public Health England announced that four cases of the Zika virus have been confirmed in the UK.  These cases are believed to have been ‘travel associated’ and not thought to have been contracted in the UK, though health officials expect to see more cases of travel associated infections.[1] As we operate in an increasingly global world, with a constant flow of employees traveling for business, how should your organisation prepare for this pandemic? 

 

Join us on 23 March 2016, at 2:00pm GMT for The Zika Virus: An Emergency Management Panel, which will address emergency management and preparedness best practices for Zika. This webinar will cover: 

  • What is the Zika virus and what risks does it pose to business continuity?
  • How can an organisation more effectively manage this risk?

 
Expert Panelists include:

  • Dr James Logan: Senior Lecturer in the Department of Disease Control and Scientific Director of the Arthropod Control Product Test Centre (arctec), at the London School of Hygiene of Tropical Medicine.
  • Andrew Woods: Director at Resiliency Matters Ltd, former Business Resiliency at Cargill.
  • Charlie Maclean-Bristol: Director at Plan B Consulting and Fellow of the Business Continuity Institute.

 

Get the essential information to keep your staff and organisation safe in the face of this new pandemic.  Register now for the free webinar.

 

Who should attend: This panel discussion is aimed at BCM professionals and planners or those with an interest in understanding how the Zika virus may affect the work place from a practical, social, and logistical aspect. The panel will discuss the pathology of the Zika virus, how it may impact a location, how to communicate and where to get up-to-date information about the Zika virus.

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[1] Mail Online, 10 February 2016