Pandemic H7N9 Interview Availability

The threat of H7N9 and its impact on travel and business continuity

Apr 10, 2013, 17:50 ET from International SOS

TREVOSE, Pa., April 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

WHO:  Myles Druckman, MD, Senior Vice President, Medical Services at International SOS is considered a leading pandemic expert and thought leader in international corporate health. Dr. Druckman has served as a resource for international and national media such as CNN, CNBC and Consumer Reports on topics such as the global management of emerging diseases, pandemic preparedness, and medical crisis management. In addition, Dr. Druckman lectures widely and publishes articles on international healthcare issues.

WHAT:  A strain of bird flu - H7N9 - has emerged in China which is capable of causing severe illness and death. As of early April, more than 30 people have been reported to be infected with the new virus in China. Several of the infected people became seriously ill or died. There are no known links between them. Although the situation is still developing, it is in organisations' best interests to stay informed. The threat of travel disruptions and business continuity are issues concerning every organization with exposure in China and the region.

TOPICS:  Dr. Druckman is available to discuss:

  • What is H7N9?
  • What are the symptoms?
  • How is it spread and how can it be prevented?
  • How is International SOS helping travellers and assignees based in China?
  • How can organizations respond to this threat?

About International SOS:

International SOS ( is the world's leading medical & travel security risk services company operating from over 700 sites in 76 countries with 10,000 employees, led by 1,200 physicians and 200 security specialists. Our global services include assessing medical and travel security risks, advising on preventative programmes with in-country expertise and assisting with emergency response for business travellers and global assignees. We serve multinational corporate clients, governments and NGOs and support them to achieve their Duty of Care responsibilities.

SOURCE International SOS