Navigation Links
Flu Pandemic Could Cost Global Economy $2 Trillion

A severe flu pandemic could cost the global economy up to $2 trillion or 4.8 percent of the world's gross domestic product, the World Bank said on Sunday.//

In a worst-case scenario, 70 million people, or 1 percent of those infected, could die from the virus that had spread beyond East Asia to Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Developing countries would be the worst hit, with mortality rates double of those in high-income countries, the bank said.

"We estimate that a severe pandemic could now cost over 3 percent of the global economy's gross national product because of its impact on trade and economic activity," Jim Adams, head of the World Bank Avian Flu Taskforce, said.

"This could cost certainly over $1 trillion and perhaps as high as 2 trillion in the worst-case scenario," he told media persons. "So I think the economic threat remains real and substantial."

The World Bank announced a $15-million grant to Indonesia, the worst hit with 46 bird-flu deaths so far.

Fifty-five countries have reported outbreaks of the H5N1 virus, mostly since January.

About 80 percent of the 240 human cases and 141 deaths took place in Asia, the bank said.



Source-IANS
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. U.S. Hospitals may help Spread Bird Flu Pandemic
2. Canada Needs More Doctors To Deal With A Pandemic
3. UK Prepares Itself For Flu Pandemic
4. Pandemic Will Affect Business Houses
5. Flu Pandemic Gets More Attention Than AIDS
6. New Zealand Prepares Itself For Pandemic
7. Exclusive Team initiated To Check Bird Flu Pandemic: Jakarta
8. Asian Nations Told To Ready Themselves For Pandemic
9. Ontario Unprepared To Deal With Flu Pandemic
10. Connecticut Gears Itself For Pandemic
11. WHO Forecasts Bird Flu Pandemic Among Birds
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:12/9/2016)... ... , ... "I had a terrible time trying to get my grandson to ... the nebulizer had a more child-friendly design, then children would be more likely to ... NEBY to avoid the need to deliver medication via a nebulizer mask. The design ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... ... December 08, 2016 , ... ... distinction by the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS), the leading authority in ... and patient safety. Only a few hospitals and facilities have earned this distinction. ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... ... December 08, 2016 , ... ... announce that “Natural Language Processing–Enabled and Conventional Data Capture Methods for Input to ... Medical Informatics . , Results of the comparative usability study demonstrate that a ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... ... December 08, 2016 , ... CURE Media Group, the nation’s leading digital ... aligned with Upstage Lung Cancer in efforts to combat lung cancer, announced CURE Media ... Jr said, “CURE Media Group is honored to team up with Upstage Lung Cancer ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... ... ... Premier Fitness Camp (PFC) and The Chopra Center for Wellbeing announced today the ... their world headquarters of Omni La Costa Resort & Spa in San Diego. , ... loss, personal development, a healthy lifestyle, or mental and physical healing. The week-long wellness ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/8/2016)... , Dec 8, 2016 Research and Markets has announced ... report to their offering. ... This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Endodontic Supplies ... Canada , Japan , Europe ... Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... Dec. 8, 2016   TriNetX , the ... Children,s Hospital signed a membership agreement to ... development of new cures. The TriNetX ... 57 million patients globally, biopharmaceutical companies and contract ... improve protocol design, site selection, patient recruitment, and ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... 8, 2016  Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE: ... today announced positive results from a Phase 3, ... the safety and efficacy of IDP-118 (halobetasol propionate ... psoriasis. Within the Phase 3 ... severe psoriasis, IDP-118 showed statistical significance to vehicle ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: