Preparing for Infectious Disease Threats at Mass Gatherings The Case of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games
Khan, K., Clark, C., Freifeld, B.S., et al. (2010). Preparing for Infectious Disease Threats at Mass Gatherings: The Case of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games. Canadian Medical Association Journal. 182(6).
The authors created a model that integrated data on worldwide patterns of commercial air traffic with data on global surveillance of infectious diseases using Web-based intelligence-gathering tools. This allowed them to combine information on locations from where large numbers of people are expected to travel to attend a mass gathering with reports of infectious disease threats of public health significance.