Preparing for infectious disease threats at mass gatherings: the case of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games

Khan, Kamran; Freifeld, Clark C.; Wang, Jun; Mekaru, Sumiko R.; Kossowsky, David; Sonricker, Amy L.; Wei Hu; Sears, Jennifer; Chan, Angie; Brownstein, John S.
April 2010
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;4/6/2010, Vol. 182 Issue 6, p579
Academic Journal
The article presents a reprint of the article "Preparing for infectious disease threats at mass gathering: the case of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games," which appeared at www.cmaj.ca. It mentions that mass gatherings are high risk for infectious diseases. It discusses the proposed model BIO.DIASPORA project and global surveillance, designed for the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, British Columbia, which monitor the people and infectious diseases from different countries.


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