Tag Archives: Infectious Diseases

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 […]