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New Research Suggests That Human-Driven Environmental Changes, Like Biodiversity Loss, May Increase The Likelihood Of Infectious Disease Outbreaks

Surprisingly, one human-driven environmental change decreased the risk of disease outbreaks: habitat change/loss.

Habitat loss is the result of humans creating urban ecosystems, which contain less wildlife and better sanitation systems. This reduces the opportunities for disease to thrive.

Overall, the research highlights the need for public health officials to stay aware of the effects that human-driven climate change may have on the global population.

As the world continues to be modified due to climate change, our health systems may also have to adapt.

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