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Infectious Dseases - Risk mitigation for infectious diseases

Source: Asia Insurance Review | Feb 2016

Can the lessons learnt from the preparations to cope with natural catastrophes be used to manage infectious diseases which pose a serious threat to individuals, national economies and company balance sheets?

The recent Ebola, SARS and MERS epidemics pose a serious threat to the health and lives of individuals. But infectious diseases can also severely affect national economies and company balance sheets. Mr Oliver Maguhn from Munich Re sees strong parallels to natural catastrophes and believes that similar preparation needs to be made in terms of risk mitigation.

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