Hot Spot

A limited geography in which a large number of people have tested positive for a disease or virus.


The process of maintaining procedures, systems, people and plans in a state of readiness.

Human Continuity

The ability of an organization to provide support for its associates and their families before, during, and after a business continuity event to ensure a viable workforce.

Human Threats

Possible disruptions in operations resulting from human actions as identified during the risk assessment.

Human-to-Human Transmission (HHT)

A passage or transfer as of a disease from one individual to another. An incident in which an infectious disease is transmitted.