SGU Doctors Say Increased Mobility is the Primary Cause of Global Disease

May 07, 2013, 10:02 ET from St. George's University

ST. GEORGE'S, Grenada, May 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- More than half of doctors, veterinarians, and public health specialists responding to the first "One World, One Health, One Medicine" poll from St. George's University believe that a shrinking world is more at risk for a pandemic caused by emerging diseases, as more people travel, and no city is now more than 24 hours distance from each other.


The international University recently polled its alumni from the Schools of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine in response to a spate of news reports on new viruses and diseases, from Ebola in Africa, to West Nile fever in Dallas TX, cropping up across the world.

Which of the following statements best reflects the reason for recent stories about Ebola in Africa, West Nile fever in Dallas, Texas, and hantavirus pulmonary syndrome in Yosemite National Park?

Here are the results:

Source: Poll of St. George's University alumni conducted March 2013

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