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Title: Airports, localities and disease: representations of global travel during the H1N1 pandemic
Authors: Warren, Adam P.
Bell, Morag
Budd, Lucy C.S.
Keywords: Airport
Locality
Biosecurity
Pandemic
Media
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: © Elsevier
Citation: WARREN, A., BELL, M. and BUDD, L.C.S., 2010. Airports, localities and disease: representations of global travel during the H1N1 pandemic. Health & Place, 16 (4), pp.727-735.
Abstract: During summer 2009, the UK experienced one of the highest incidences of H1N1 infection outside of the Americas and Australia. Building on existing research into biosecurity and the spread of infectious disease via the global airline network, this paper explores the biopolitics of public health in the UK through an in-depth empirical analysis of the representation of H1N1 in UK national and regional newspapers. We uncover new discourses relating to the significance of the airport as a site for control and the ethics of the treatment of the traveller as a potential transmitter of disease. We conclude by highlighting how the global spread of infectious diseases is grounded in particular localities associated with distinctive notions of biosecurity and the traveller.
Description: This article was accepted for publication in the journal, Health and Place [© Elsevier] and the definitive version is available at: www.elsevier.com/locate/healthplace
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2010.03.004
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/6070
ISSN: 1353-8292
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