"Mass gatherings" pose health risks

World Cup 2010 South Africa

People who gather in large crowds run a higher risk of catching communicable diseases, especially if that crowd is made up of people from different countries or cultures.

The UN's World Health Organization says these so-called "mass gatherings" can pose a risk to the health of a country….depending on what surge capacity the country has; in other words how well it can respond to a sudden outbreak of a disease.

Patrick Maigua has been speaking to Dr Maurizio Barbeschi from WHO about how these risks can be managed.

Duration: 3'21"

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