Excerpted from Business Insurance |  August 17, 2014

To remain abreast of the [Ebola] situation, Susan Morton, senior consultant in the reputational risk and crisis management practice at Marsh Risk Consulting in Boston, said it’s important for businesses to have pandemic, crisis response and business continuity plans in place, and closely follow guidance from organizations such as the World Health Organization and US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. …

Quarantines and border closings also affect employees and supply chains, said Kimberly Hale, a senior consultant in the reputational risk and crisis management practice at Marsh Risk Consulting in Chicago.

“Companies need to keep in mind that if they are sending people to affected regions, borders can close at the drop of a hat,” Ms. Hale said.

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