Title

How The Movement of People Has Always Spread Infections

Document Type

Other

Rights

Available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike 4.0 International Licence

Disciplines

Public and environmental health

Publication Details

RTE Brainstorm, Updated / Wednesday, 25 Nov 2020 16:02.

Abstract

We're in the midst of a second lockdown and people are restricted to their 5km bubbles in an effort to stop the spread of coronavirus. The past year has demonstrated how quickly infectious diseases can spread in an interconnected world. However, the movement of people has a long history of transmitting infections throughout the globe since the establishment of civilisations, travel on the trade routes and the voyages of exploration.


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