UK government publishes first bio-security strategy

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A deadly disease outbreak like a flu epidemic is one of the worst civil emergencies the country could face and Britain must help developing countries to stop new outbreaks, the Government has said.

A flu epidemic in the UK could cause hundreds of thousands of deaths and cost tens of billions of pounds, while disease outbreaks overseas can spread insecurity, harm trade and increase migration, according to the Government’s first biological security strategy. Continue Reading…