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iJET Unveils 2007 Year-in-Review Report on Avian Influenza and Pandemic Planning
Date:2/12/2008

Report Provides Comprehensive Account of Global Trends, Progress and

Preparedness to Assist Organizations with Response Planning

ANNAPOLIS, Md., Feb. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- iJET Intelligent Risk Systems, a leading provider of global intelligence and business resiliency services, today announced the publication of 2007 Year in Review: Avian Influenza and Pandemic Planning. Created by iJET's health intelligence team, the report provides analysis of worldwide incidences of the avian flu virus (H5N1) and summarizes global pandemic response and preparedness, delivering a comprehensive point of reference to aid organizations in the development and continuation of effective pandemic planning.

According to international experts, global eradication of H5N1 viruses remains a distant and unlikely prospect. While scientists have focused on H5N1 as the most likely candidate for the next pandemic, other influenza viruses could also lead to a global outbreak. In 2007, people also fell ill with H9, H7 and H2 viruses, any of which could create the next pandemic, making the threat that much more dangerous from a global perspective.

A pandemic can disrupt supply chains, endanger the health and safety of employees, and otherwise threaten critical infrastructures-testing the limits of an organization. While 2007 brought high levels of attention to the threat of a pandemic from multinational corporations, global organizations and governments, increased adoption and implementation of pandemic planning remains a critical issue. iJET's year-end report provides authoritative analysis on the global threats, helping risk managers and continuity planners to benchmark existing programs and better prepare for years ahead.

The following is a snapshot of information found within the report:

Trends

The spread of H5N1 avian influenza slowed and the number of human infections fell in 2007, however outbreaks in poultry surged in several regions. Un
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