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MIT simulates bird flu outbreak, disaster recovery needs

At first, the reports from the supplier in China seem innocent enough: An assembly line worker has become very ill and is hospitalized with flulike symptoms. Before long, workers are dying, the government has quarantined the factory and its contents, your supply chain is in ruins, and reporters are camped out at your company headquarters with a fleet of satellite news trucks. What happened? H5N1. The deadly new strain of influenza isn’t just fodder for epidemiologists — it’s a serious threat to enterprises and to the entire global economy, according to a recent avian flu “business disruption simulation” conducted by MIT’s Center for Transportation and Logistics (CTL). Full Story

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