Tag Archives: Zika

Global Transportation and the Spread of Disease

By Calum Macpherson, Dean of the School of Graduate Studies and Director of Research at St. George's University
March 8, 2017

We live at a time in which people and goods can move across borders – and even across continents — with unprecedented speed. Advances in transportation have also made it easier and faster for infectious diseases to spread quickly. Since 1980, the number of infectious-disease outbreaks across the globe has nearly quadrupled.[1] Recent outbreaks such […]

Zika Virus Highlights the Need for International Health Programs

By Calum Macpherson, Dean of the School of Graduate Studies and Director of Research at St. George's University
November 21, 2016

Zika is spreading fast. The virus, which is spread primarily by mosquitoes, has no known cure or treatment. It can cause fever, conjunctivitis, and headaches, among other things. Pregnant women with the virus can give birth to babies with underdeveloped brains. So far, 48 countries and territories in the Caribbean and the Americas have reported […]