Vol 62, No 3 (2011)
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Pandemic planning in the shipping industry — lessons learnt from the 2009 Influenza Pandemic

Kate Bunyan
IMH 2011;62(3):196-199.


The events around the 2009 A/H1N1 Influenza Pandemic highlighted the need for better planning to ensure protection of those on vessels, protection for ports of call, and protection of business assets (business continuity). The variety of stakeholders involved in the management of a pandemic made it difficult to achieve a cohesive plan during the event itself. By considering the actions during the last pandemic, and the literature available for the shipping industry on pandemic planning, a pathway to better preparation is suggested.
(Int Marit Health 2011; 62, 3: 196–199)

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