Despite Increased Travel, Infectious Diseases Largely Remain Clustered

Despite increased human and animal travel, many human infectious diseases resist globalization.

Human infectious diseases are unlikely to reach the same level of globalisation as the people who transport them, according to new research. More international travel than at any time in history means that human infectious diseases have a greater opportunity to hitch a ride with human travellers and develop into international epidemics, like SARS, MERS and HIV.

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