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Combatting Ebola through risk management: what your organization can do

Lockton report provides information to help protect companies' employees and operations from Ebola threats.

The current Ebola outbreak, deemed ‘an international public health emergency’ by the World Health Organization, has left many companies uncertain of how to properly protect themselves, while ensuring the safety of its employees and operations.

"The situation on the ground is evolving quickly and poses a threat not only to companies with operations in the region, but to all companies who have employees that may come in contact with the Ebola virus while traveling internationally," said Logan Payne of Lockton's International Risk Management Team.

Most companies are concerned with two main areas when facing a threat like Ebola: personnel risk and an interruption of normal business operations leading to a loss of revenue.

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