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H1N1/swine flu could "severly disrupt" London transport

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The UK's Business Continuity Institute and The Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union claima UK swine flu epidemic could severely disrupt transportation in London.

"There have now been 17 swine flu-related deaths in the UK, including six-year-old Chloe Buckley, from west London, who died on 9 July."

"RMT general secretary Bob Crow said transport workers are at greater risk of contracting swine flu as they tend to work in close contact with the public, often in confined spaces such as trains, buses and on the London Underground."

"Mr Crow said: "If the predicted development of the swine flu is accurate it will have a devastating impact on transport services and will expose both the shortage of staff and the inadequate planning across our fragmented system."
 
 

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