If Rapid Deforestation Continues, More Pandemics Are Likely, Scientists Say

Scientists say ‘promiscuous treatment of nature’ will lead to more pandemics such as COVID-19. Habitat destruction forces wildlife into human environments, where new diseases flourish, The (UK) Guardian reports. “Deforestation and other forms of land conversion are driving exotic species out of their evolutionary niches and into manmade environments, where they interact and breed new strains of disease, the experts say. Three-quarters of new or emerging diseases that infect humans originate in animals.Click FOR MORE.

 

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