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Businesses Prepare for Nightmare Flu Outbreak

December 4, 2005
by Marilyn Geewax
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

In 1999, business owners spent December scrambling to prepare for Y2K, a software glitch that threatened to cause computer chaos when the calendar rolled over to 2000. Today, they must brace for yet another potentially expensive disruption: an avian flu pandemic... ...Kim Elliott, deputy director for Trust for America's Health, a nonprofit health policy group, said such companies must "identify their absolute core functions and then cross-train workers" so that if one is sick, another can fill in.

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