Ebola: What are the risks in Asia? What should we be doing?
Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals
First 15-20 minutes is for networking Sandwiches & beverages included
Hosted by the Insurance & Healthcare Committee
Although the situation is still developing, it is in organization's best interests to stay informed.
Over 2,000,000 people have now been affected by the Ebola virus in the current outbreak. The United States reported its first domestically acquired infection in September.
How serious a problem is this for businesses and individuals in Asia? Only time will tell whether Ebola will become a major health concern international business operations. In the meantime, organizations should be familiar with the virus and review their pandemic and infectious disease plans.
Join us for this informative session as Dr. Sarah Borwein, an expert in infectious diseases and on advising corporations about pandemic preparedness, will discuss Ebola and the precautions and preparations businesses should implement. Topics to be discussed include:
What is Ebola? Distinguishing between fact and myth. Modes of transmission and implications for how the current situation may evolve. What is the risk of infection to travelers in the Asia-pacific region, and what extra precautions they should take? How should companies monitor and prepare for any changes in the situation without being overly alarmist? Is it time for organizations to update their pandemic and infectious disease plans?
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