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Metabiota’s research shows that outbreaks like acute flaccid myelitis (a "polio-like" illness), Zika, Avian influenza and even seasonal influenza are not one-off scenarios but, in fact, illustrate distinct patterns. (Photo: Shutterstock) Metabiota’s research shows that outbreaks like acute flaccid myelitis (a “polio-like” illness), Zika, Avian influenza and even seasonal influenza are not one-off scenarios but, in fact, illustrate distinct patterns. (Photo: Shutterstock)

In 2018, there were close to 100 documented cases of disease outbreaks around the world, according to the World Health Organization. An epidemic outbreak puts countless lives at risk, but it’s also a direct threat to many companies.

Denny Jacob

Denny Jacob is a staff reporter for PropertyCasualty360.com. Contact him at djacob@alm.com.

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