Received: 2021-07-15  |  Accepted: 2021-08-18  |  Published: 2021-09-30

Title

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


Abstract

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.


Keywords

urban mobility, transportation, transmission, infectious diseases


JEL classifications

N30 , N37


URI

http://jssidoi.org/ird/article/80


DOI


HAL


Pages

128-135


Funding


This is an open access issue and all published articles are licensed under a
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Authors

Adeniran, Adetayo Olaniyi
Federal University of Technology Akure, Akure, Nigeria https://www.futa.edu.ng
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Olorunfemi, Samuel Oluwaseyi
Federal University of Technology Akure, Akure, Nigeria https://www.futa.edu.ng
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Akinsehinwa, Feyisola Olajire
Federal University of Technology Akure, Akure, Nigeria https://www.futa.edu.ng
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Abdullahi, Taye Mohammed
University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria https://www.ui.edu.ng
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Journal title

Insights into Regional Development

Volume

3


Number

3


Issue date

September 2021


Issue DOI


ISSN

ISSN 2345-0282 (online)


Publisher

VšĮ Entrepreneurship and Sustainability Center, Vilnius, Lithuania

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