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 Potential of individual airports for pandemic spread

Our ability to travel round the world and the increase in flights has resulted in the increased risk and rate of pandemics spreading from one country to another, but the location of the start of the outbreak has an effect on its ability to become a pandemic.

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BMC Infectious Diseases is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that considers articles on all aspects of the prevention, diagnosis and management of infectious and sexually transmitted diseases in humans, as well as related molecular genetics, pathophysiology, and epidemiology.

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