Land use changes may increase disease outbreak risks

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Global changes in land use are disrupting the balance of wild animal communities in our environment, and species that carry diseases known to infect humans appear to be benefiting, finds a new study.

Associated journal article: Rory Gibb, David W. Redding, Kai Qing Chin, Christl A. Donnelly, Tim M. Blackburn, Tim Newbold, Kate E. Jones. Zoonotic host diversity increases in human-dominated ecosystemsNature, 2020; DOI: 10.1038/s41586-020-2562-8

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