After-hours GPs critical for flu pandemic monitoring

A report released in April by Maplecroft, a global risk assessment company, rated the UK as having an ‘extreme’ risk of flu pandemic, second only to Singapore.

An additional 5.3 million international tourists – in excess of usual numbers – were expected in the UK during the Games with almost 800,000 more people using public transport each day in London, the report said.

“Such a large influx of visitors into a relatively small area will exacerbate the already significant risk of spread in the country, particularly since visitors from countries most at risk of a pandemic emergence will