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An influenza pandemic : what it could mean for Scottish tourism

Yeoman, Ian and Page, Stephen and Connell, Joanne and Walker, Linda and Munro, Colin (2006) An influenza pandemic : what it could mean for Scottish tourism. Quarterly Economic Commentary, 30 (4). pp. 47-54. ISSN 0306-7866

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There is a growing unease among World Health Organisation (WHO) officials and other global disease surveillance organisations that Avian Flu will mutate into a human influenza pandemic. Such is the concern that the Scottish Executive asked public bodies to prepare business continuity plans based upon the National Health Service Scotland‘s contingency plan and scenarios, and this briefing paper is a consequence of that request.