MIT Study Ranks Airports on Likelihood to Spread Disease
Those flying this summer might get a souvenir they don’t want.
Researchers at MIT looked at the 40 largest airports to figure out which are most likely to spread a disease in the event of an outbreak.
New York’s JFK tops the list, followed by Los Angeles International.
Honolulu International is third – not because of size, but because of location and the fact that connections are to distant, large, and well-connected hubs.
Minneapolis-St. Paul International ranked near the middle of the pack at 17, and Louisville International Airport was last on the list.