Senin, 12 Mei 2014



The government’s list of the greatest threats facing the country. Adding antibiotic resistance is being actively considered
Pandemic influenza
This remains the most significant civil emergency risk. Three worldwide influenza pandemics occurred in the 20th century (1918, 1957 and 1968)
Coastal flooding
The east coast floods of 1953 were the worst peacetime disaster to hit the UK. As a result a national emergency was formally declared
Catastrophic Terrorist Attacks
Major terrorist attacks are an ongoing threat. The likelihood of terrorists obtaining effective biological or nuclear weapons remains 'not negligible'
Volcanic eruptions abroad
Volcanic eruptions abroad, such as the 2010 Icelandic ash cloud, can affect the UK. Effusive (gas-rich) eruptions are the most dangerous
Severe wildfires
A newly-assessed risk, wildfires - such as the Swinley Forest blaze in 2011, the largest in Berkshire’s history - spark massive devastation
70 per cent of the world’s bacteria have now developed a resistance to antibiotics. We have used - or are using - the drugs of last resort

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