Ebola virus The Ebola virus. Although the current outbreaks have to date not been classified as global health emergencies, it’s important for organizations to consider their potential effects on people and operations. (Image:; CDC Public Health Image Library)

In the Congo, more than 50 suspected, probable, and confirmed Ebola cases and 25 deaths have been reported as of June 2, according to the World Health Organization. In India, 14 deaths and more than two dozen confirmed and suspected cases of Nipah virus disease have been reported as of May 28. These outbreaks are limited in scope and have not to date arisen to the level of international health emergencies. But they are reminders of the threat infectious diseases can pose to individuals and organizations.

Related: How the Ebola virus epidemic has become a corporate risk concern

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