Briefs

BUSINESS CONTINUITY

Bird flu BCP – In August, reports of bird flu – also known as SARS – in Russia created a cascade of press coverage speculating on the possibility of an epidemic in the UK and continental Europe over the coming months. The strain of flu – called H5N1 – has affected poultry flocks and other birds in several Asian countries since 2003. By August of this year, 112 people have caught the infection, 57 of whom have died. SARS caused the enactment of business continuity plans (BCP) at financial ins