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Influenza pandemic? Ask your employer if you are protected Saint John NB

In Canada alone, it is estimated up to 10 million Canadians could fall ill during an influenza pandemic. Many Canadians working in the corporate sect ...

BMO Bank of Montreal
(506) 632-0202
15 Market Square
Saint John, NB
Type
Branch with ABM

RBC - Main Br - Saint John
(506) 632-8080
100 King St
Saint John, NB
Languages
English, French
Office Hours
Monday: 10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday: 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday: 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday: 10:00 - 17:00
Friday: 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

BMO Bank of Montreal
Fairville Boulevard
Saint John, NB
Type
ABM

BMO Bank of Montreal
(506) 632-0221
120 Mcdonald St
Saint John, NB
Type
Branch with ABM

RBC - Nb-Mcallister Place Branch
(506) 633-7680
515 Westmorland Rd-Unit C009B
Saint John, NB
Languages
English, French
Office Hours
Monday: 10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday: 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday: 10:00 - 20:00
Thursday: 10:00 - 20:00
Friday: 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday: 10:00 - 15:00
Sunday: Closed

Scotiabank
(506) 658-3365
39 King Street
Saint John, NB
 
RBC - Lansdowne & Wellesley Br
(506) 634-8220
111 Lansdowne Ave
Saint John, NB
Languages
English, French
Office Hours
Monday: 10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday: 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday: 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday: 10:00 - 17:00
Friday: 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

Scotiabank
(506) 658-3370
365 Main Street
Saint John, NB
 
RBC - Westwind Place Branch
(506) 635-1030
800 Fairville Blvd
Saint John, NB
Languages
English, French
Office Hours
Monday: 10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday: 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday: 10:00 - 20:00
Thursday: 10:00 - 20:00
Friday: 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday: 10:00 - 15:00
Sunday: Closed

Scotiabank
(506) 658-3360
35 Main Street West
Saint John, NB
 

Influenza pandemic? Ask your employer if you are protected

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(NC)-In Canada alone, it is estimated up to 10 million Canadians could fall ill during an influenza pandemic. Many Canadians working in the corporate sector assume government will provide them with the preventative tools needed to protect against infection during a pandemic to ensure businesses - and the country - run as usual.

Yet the current Canadian pandemic plan does not include preventative measures designed to protect Canada's workforce from illness. For example, Canada's stockpile of antiviral medications (anti-influenza drugs) is designed to treat approximately 17 per cent of the population should they become ill. There has not been a stockpile of antivirals created and devoted to preventing the illness from spreading among Canadians. Much is left to each individual organization to ensure they are prepared to mitigate the threat of an influenza pandemic.

Companies need to take into account the global interdependencies of today's economy. A pandemic outbreak in Mumbai could easily have effects in Minneapolis and Montreal. In other words, the corporate community needs to take action and put preventative measures of their own in place. If it does not, companies may find a pandemic will have a significant impact on the absenteeism of their workers, causing serious financial implications due to disruption of operations and supply chains, vulnerability of key vendors, and loss of customer demand.

The chance of an influenza pandemic impacting Canada is not a matter of "if," but a matter of when. Influenza pandemics generally occur every 30 - 40 years - and it's been almost 40 years since the last one. No matter how far we've come in medicine and technology, no one can predict when a pandemic might occur or what the strain may be. But, experts are watching a variety of emerging respiratory viruses - including H5N1 - very closely.

Credit: www.newscanada.com