Monetary report_H1N1_Colin_Fleming

Monetary report_H1N1_Colin_Fleming - Colin Fleming Project...

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Colin Fleming October, 6, 2009 Project – Group A H1N1 and the Monetary Effects on Business Not only does the flu affect our daily lives and personal well being, it has a huge impact The standard flu costs American businesses more than $7 billion a year in sick days and lost productivity, say experts at the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases. In 1996 alone, Americans 18 to 64 missed an estimated 69 million workdays because of flu. The H1N1 virus, a influenza virus stemming from swine, avian birds and the standard seasonal influenza virus has recently been re-named: Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 and upgraded to a “Phase 6” stage, or widespread pandemic by the WHO (World Health Organization). An influenza pandemic is an epidemic of an influenza virus that spreads on a worldwide scale and infects a large proportion of the human population. There have been about three influenza pandemics in each century for the last 300 years. The most recent ones were the Asian Flu in 1957 and the Hong Kong Flu in 1968
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This note was uploaded on 08/28/2010 for the course GBS 120 taught by Professor Unknown during the Spring '10 term at Scottsdale Community College.

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