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New model of disease contagion ranks U.S. airports in terms of their spreading influence

Public health crises of the past decade — such as the 2003 SARS outbreak, which spread to 37 countries and caused about 1,000 deaths, and the 2009 H1N1 flu pandemic that killed about 300,000 people worldwide — have heightened awareness that new viruses or bacteria could spread quickly across the globe, aided by air travel....

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Source: PhysOrg - Monday, 23 July, 2012


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