‘The population is targeted in five large metropolitan areas, along with smaller centres, primarily along its eastern and southern coastline. These centres are broadly separated and travel between them is mainly by air.’ They acknowledge the ‘benefits from delaying the domestic spread of an epidemic’ should be balanced with the financial and social disruption that might be caused, as occurred in nations affected by the SARS virus. The financial impacts of travel limitations make it the most suitable for little, relatively isolated areas; these areas are also less likely to have medical and other resources to respond effectively. Their modelling also suggests that if an epidemic originates in a smaller sized town or a small city such as for example Darwin, travel restrictions will be particularly effective.Furthermore, the Catholic Diocese of Providence shut eight academic institutions in three communities, with a mixed 2,600 college students, as a precaution. No situations of meningitis or encephalitis have been reported among the learners, stated diocese spokesman Michael Guilfoyle. The case of suspected meningitis was reported Wednesday within an unidentified college student in Coventry. Also, two weeks ago, Dylan Gleavey, a Warwick elementary school pupil, passed away of encephalitis.