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February/March 2010 (vol. 06/5)

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One flu over the workplace

How the UK is dealing with the flu pandemic

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Paul Suff and John Ballard report on the impact of the A(H1N1) influenza virus in the UK and how employers have been coping with the outbreak

INFLUENZA A (H1N1) virus or ‘swine flu’ is the first flu pandemic of the 21st century and the first for 40 years. Its impact, in terms of mortality, is likely to be much milder than previous influenza pandemics. An estimated 50 million people worldwide died – including around 250,000 in the UK – during the so-called Spanish pandemic, which swept the globe…

Paul Suff is contributing editor, and John Ballard is editor of Occupational Health [atWork].

Author: Suff P, Ballard J

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Occupational Health at Work February/March 2010 (vol. 06/5) pp13-18

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