Swine Flu Pandemic: Issues For Employers

Law360, New York (April 30, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A/H1N1 swine flu has spread to nine countries on four different continents in recent weeks, with at least 148 confirmed and many more suspected human cases. World Health Organization, Swine Influenza, Update 5, April 29, 2009; New York Times, World Health Organization Raises Swine Flu Alert Level, April 29, 2009.

The current virus strain is transmittable between humans. The WHO has raised its alert level to Phase 5, the next to highest level of alert, and reports that “[t]he situation continues to evolve rapidly.” This means...
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