Special Session To Deal With Risks Of Pandemic Infections
Tracking systems highlighted to locate potential outbreak centres
Dubai -- In a special session at the Arabian Hotel Investment Conference on Monday, May 4, senior vice president of the Veratect Corporation, Kevin Hart, will address delegates via a special live link from Chicago to discuss recent developments concerning the outbreak of swine flu and how the global tourism industry can prepare to cope with incidents of this kind.
The company's analysts first detected the current outbreak 18 days before the World Health Organisation (WHO) posted its initial public report on April 24, and has since then made its tracking reports available to officials at the WHO, the International Federation of Red Cross and other state and foreign governments as well as NGO public health entities, issuing more than 100 alerts of suspect cases.
According to AHIC co-organiser, Jonathan Worsley, advance warning of this kind can make a huge difference in response times for dealing with disease outbreaks, potentially averting both disease and panic outbreaks, and is vital to the tourism sector.
"The session will deal in depth with these issues and how we can work to minimise disruption and stay ahead of the risk curve in these uncertain times," he said.
The Arabian Hotel Investment Conference runs from May 2-4, 2009 at Dubai’s Madinat Jumeirah Convention Centre and is jointly organised by Bench Events and MEED.Details can be found on .
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