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Nexus between urban mobility and the transmission of infectious diseases: evidence from empirical review

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The transportation of human beings from one location to the other could play a crucial role in the transmission of infectious diseases which could result in a major epidemic such as Tuberculosis, Ebola, Covid-19, and others that are currently invading the nations of the world. Concerning the high poverty level, much concentration on livestock farming, open grazing, rising urbanization, and globalization, the human being is exposed to more infectious diseases that can be transited and transmitted. The transmission of infectious diseases can be in the form of a chain; some are imported from high-risk countries and contacted by friends and families which will later spread into the larger society. It can also be contacted through imported livestock which will later spread among other animals and be contacted by a human. Importation of infectious diseases is not only applicable to humans but animals. Findings from the empirical studies reviewed show that a close nexus between urban mobility and the transmission of infectious diseases. To ensure adequate health safety, it is recommended that regional as well as international complementarity of trade should be checked such that high-risk countries should be banned from participating in trade with other low-risk countries; preventive measures should be enforced without any form of sentiment, human being should minimize or reduce traveling.
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hal-03583997 , version 1 (22-02-2022)

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Adetayo Olaniyi Adeniran, Samuel Oluwaseyi Olorunfemi, Feyisola Olajire Akinsehinwa, Taye Mohammed Abdullahi. Nexus between urban mobility and the transmission of infectious diseases: evidence from empirical review. Insights into Regional Development, 2021, 3 (3), pp.128 - 135. ⟨10.9770/ird.2021.3.3(8)⟩. ⟨hal-03583997⟩
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