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Olympic Fever: Infectious Diseases at the Winter Games

Olympic Fever: Infectious Diseases at the Winter Games

Outbreaks of norovirus, seasonal influenza, and avian influenza on the Korean Peninsula leading up to the Winter Olympic Games are raising concern about the potential for sparking widespread transmission or a pandemic. We look at the actual risk posed by infectious diseases at the Olympics.

Outbreak Prevention and Response at the Hajj

Close coordination between health and event officials and prospective attendees and advanced planning are critical to mitigating the risk of disease transmission during these types of events.