- Study: London Olympics Increase Risk of Flu Pandemic
April 18, 2012 — The London 2012 Olympic Games will greatly increase the risk of a flu pandemic in England, according to a new study by Maplecroft, a global risk and strategic consulting firm.
The large influx of tourists expected to arrive in London for the Olympics raises England to second in the world in terms of countries at risk of an avian or swine flu outbreak, according to a press release from the British Cleaning Council (BCC). In order to minimize the risk of pandemic, the BCC strongly recommends that the public practice increased handwashing as well as regular and thorough cleaning of high traffic areas.
About the BCC
The BCC was established in 1982 to coordinate the affairs of the UK cleaning industry and to be responsible at home and abroad on industry matters. For more information, visit www.britishcleaningcouncil.org.
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