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Coronavirus - study finds methods for preventing global disease spread through airports

Society for Risk Analysis (SRA)

As coronavirus spreads across the globe via infected air travelers, authorities are looking for ways to contain the outbreak and avoid a pandemic. This study, published in Risk Analysis, analyzes the impact of implementing disease mitigation strategies at airports across the globe. The study finds that increasing traveler engagement with proper hand-hygiene at all airports has the potential to reduce the risk of a potential pandemic by 24-69 percent. The researchers also identify ten critical airports, central to the air-transportation network. If hand-washing mitigation strategies are implemented in just these ten locations, the pandemic risk can drop by up to 37 percent.

Channels: All Journal News, Infectious Diseases, Public Health, Respiratory Diseases and Disorders, Travel and Transportation, China News, Southeast Asia News, Coronavirus,

Released:
6-Feb-2020 2:30 PM EST
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