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    ABSTRACT: Changes in the spread of disease-causing viruses into Australia, New Zealand and the Southwest Pacific are examined. Particular reference is made to the impact of reduced travel times between those areas and both Western Europe and Southeast Asia on the transfer of infectious human diseases, notably smallpox, measles, influenza and rubella. The likely consequences of increasing population size and decreasing remoteness on the entry of other infectious diseases are noted.
    New Zealand Geographer 06/2008; 49(2):40 - 47. DOI:10.1111/j.1745-7939.1993.tb02038.x
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    ABSTRACT: The collapse of geographical space over the last 200 years has had profound effects on the circulation of human populations and on the transfer of infectious diseases. Three examples are used to illustrate the process: (a) the impact of the switch from sail to steamships in importing measles into Fiji over a 40-year period; (b) changes in measles epidemic behaviour in Iceland over a 150-year period; and (c) changes in the spread of cholera within the United States over a 35-year period. In each case, the link between time, travel and disease has been an intimate one.
    British Medical Bulletin 02/2004; 69(1):87-99. DOI:10.1093/bmb/ldh011

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    ABSTRACT: Islands have proved fruitful laboratories for biogeographical research from Darwin and Wallace onwards. We examine here the significance of Black's work (Journal of Theoretical Biology, 11, pp. 207–211 (1966)) on island epidemics. His original data on measles outbreaks on 19 islands over the 15 year period from 1949 to 1964 are reanalysed, and the confounding effects of island accessibility and population density upon estimates of the population threshold for measles endemicity are illustrated. Using later data, we extend Black's analysis into the post-1965 measles vaccination era both for the islands he studied and for 22 others, and then explore the potential of intra-island comparisons. Although Black confined himself to measles, this paper suggests that his ideas are extendable to a wide range of other infectious diseases. Island epidemiology has implications both for practical questions of disease control and for academic questions of the persistence and origin of diseases.
    Health & Place 12/1995; 1(4):199-209. DOI:10.1016/1353-8292(95)00029-1
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