Global perspectives for prevention of infectious diseases associated with mass gatherings.

  title={Global perspectives for prevention of infectious diseases associated with mass gatherings.},
  author={Ibrahim Abubakar and Phillipe Gautret and Gary W. Brunette and Lucille Blumberg and David Orville Johnson and Gilles Poumerol and Ziad Ahmed Memish and Maurizio Barbeschi and Ali Saeed Khan},
  journal={The Lancet. Infectious diseases},
  volume={12 1},
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… CONTINUE READING
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