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Study in Uganda's Kibale NP connects forest fragmentation with animal-to-people disease transmission

The destruction of forests into fragmented patches is increasing the likelihood that viruses and other pathogens will jump from wild animals to humans, according to a study from Stanford University published this month.


The research, which focused on contact between humans and primates in western Uganda, holds lessons for a world reeling from the coronavirus outbreak and searching for strategies to prevent the next global pandemic.


https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/09/climate/animals-humans-virus-covid.html

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