Stemming the spread of animal-to-human diseases

Deforestation of the Amazon forest in the Anapu region, northern Brazil. Land openings bring humans, livestock and wildlife closer together, raising the risk of transmission of zoonotic diseases. - AFP

Scientists screen wildlife for diseases that can be transmitted to humans.

LAND-USE change – such as when forests are converted into agricultural land or when urban areas move into pristine or rural sites – are often discussed from the aspect of carbon emissions.

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