Controlling contagion by restricting mobility: In the face of an epidemic, even moderate travel restrictions would slow contagion
ScienceDaily, Tuesday 30 July 2013

In an epidemic or a bioterrorist attack, the response of government officials could range from a drastic restriction of mobility -- imposed isolation or total lockdown of a city -- to moderate travel restrictions in some areas or simple suggestions that people remain at home. Deciding to institute any measure would require officials to weigh the costs and benefits of action, but at present there's little data to guide them on the question of how disease spreads through transportation networks.

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