MIT Researchers Predict Which US Airports Are Most Likely To Spread Disease

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    http://www.businessinsider.com/mit-...orts-are-most-likely-to-spread-disease-2012-7

    An MIT study released today showed which U.S. airports are most likely to spread disease, Kathleen Raven of Nature.com reports.
    The study factored in the airports that are flown to the most, the time spent waiting between layovers and connections, geographic location and how long travelers have to wait for planes be it at security or due to delays.
    The researchers emphasized the first 10 days of a public health emergency, usually the critical period in preventing a global pandemic, and relied on three years worth of U.S. air travel data to determine which airports are most likely to spread disease.


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    1. John F. Kennedy International Airport, New York City.
    2. Los Angeles International Airport.
    3. Honolulu International Airport, Hawaii.
    4. San Francisco International Airport.
    5. Newark Liberty International Airport, New Jersey.
    6. O'Hare International Airport, Chicago.
    7. Dulles International Airport, Washington, D.C.
    8. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.
    9. Miami International Airport.
    10. Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.
    11. Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport.
    12. Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.
    13. George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Houston.
    14. Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.
    15. Logan International Airport, Boston.


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    yay! i got these two correct!
     
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    Congrats!:D
     
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    Thank you. I'd like to thank *insert names here* for all their support throughout the years.
     
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    I'd imagine airports that serve as international gateways would be likely to spread diseases, no?
     
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    I'd figure that, too, and especially those with flights from more, er,
    developing countries.

    Also, many of the airports cited, especially the first two, would cause
    disease by fostering mental illness.
     
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    I think the study is flawed. LAX is a disease.
     

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