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Mass Gatherings Health Threats

Why the Olympics and Other Mass Gatherings Can Pose Major Global Health Threats

John E. Lange | Posted 03.18.2014 | World
John E. Lange

When hundreds of thousands of people congregate in one place, there can be acute risks to public health and enormous pressure on the public health system. And there may be a significant potential for the gathering to contribute to the international spread of disease.