According to the newly created "risk register", a
flu pandemic is certain to occur in future and the death toll could rise
anywhere between 50,000 to 750,000. Flu claims over 12,000 deaths annually in
Britain but government officials fear that a mutant strain of the virus could
prove to be resistant to drugs and increase the death toll by as much as 300
In case of an emergency, various scenarios including mass
graves, 24-hour cremations and inflatable mortuaries have been considered.