Pandemic Flu Oracle or your Microsoft SQL Server Database
A Pandemic Flu Oracle or your Microsoft SQL Server Databases. How would you be effected. In February 08 I saw an article on Yahoo News Titled “Bird Flu Continues March 4 Years Later” by Margie Mason. The Article started like this….
HANOI, VIETNAM –
Fears of a global bird flu pandemic that once dominated headlines have largely vanished in the West, but four years after the virus began ravaging Asian poultry, it continues to quietly spread.
Most global health officials continue to warn that the virus could morph into a disease as threatening to people as it is to chickens. Although a few are now calling the risk “overestimated,” recent developments raise new concerns:
_Four people died this week in Indonesia – where the virus was first reported in humans in 2005 – bringing the country’s toll beyond the 100 mark.
_India is battling its worst-ever poultry outbreak. No human cases have been reported, but experts are scrambling to keep the disease from reaching crowded Calcutta and its 14 million people.
_Pakistan and Myanmar both reported their first human infections in December. That brings to 14 the number of countries where the virus has jumped from poultry to people.
What Concerns me most as I read…
“Most global health officials continue to warn that the virus could morph into a disease as threatening to people as it is to chickens.”
This thought get even scarier when you think that there are man made viruses out there also. What is clear is this is a risk factor that companies should be thinking about.
Is your Oracle or Microsoft SQL Server database ready if a Pandemic Flu hits.
My last blog January 31, 2008 Titled “Internet Outage That Hit India, Middle East” drives the point home that In this global world we live in, events around the world will effect us is ways they never have before.
People in the health care profession feels it’s just a matter of time before a Pandemic Flu hits us.
We have a number of clients that use Ntirety remote DBA service as part of an overall plan to help them support their databases in the event of a Pandemic Virus outbreak.
It’s a risk factor that companies should be thinking about. The fact this bird flu could morph into a disease as threatening to people as it is to chickens just brings this point home again.
Well it’s April 2009 and the Swine Flu has hit the United States. Its Airborne. The Worst Case for something like this.
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