Global perspectives for prevention of infectious diseases associated with mass gatherings

Abubakar, Ibrahim, Gautret, Phillippe, Brunette, Gary W., Blumberg, Lucille, Johnson, David, Poumerol, Gilles, Memish, Ziad A., Barbeschi, Maurizio and Khan, Ali S. (2012) Global perspectives for prevention of infectious diseases associated with mass gatherings. The Lancet Infectious Diseases, 12 (1). pp. 66-74. ISSN 1474-4457

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Abstract

We assess risks of communicable diseases that are associated with mass gatherings (MGs), outline approaches to risk assessment and mitigation, and draw attention to some key challenges encountered by organisers and participants. Crowding and lack of sanitation at MGs can lead to the emergence of infectious diseases, and rapid population movement can spread them across the world. Many infections pose huge challenges to planners of MGs; however, these events also provide an opportunity to engage in public health action that will benefit host communities and the countries from which participants originate. This is the second in a Series of six papers about mass gatherings health

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
Depositing User: Rhiannon Harvey
Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2012 11:21
Last Modified: 18 Feb 2019 12:30
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/35942
DOI: 10.1016/S1473-3099(11)70246-8

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