O'Hare 6th of 40 large airports for infectious disease risk

July 27, 2012 (CHICAGO)

Researchers at MIT reviewed the nation's 40 largest airports to determine which would most likely spread a disease in the event of an outbreak in their cities.

New York's JFK Airport tops the list. Followed by Los Angeles International Airport.

If you're thinking Chicago is probably number three, you're wrong. It's actually Honolulu International.

Researchers say Hawaii's largest airport acts as a hub connection for several countries

O'Hare Airport ranked sixth.

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