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© Taylor Callery

TO STOP PANDEMICS, STOP DEFORESTATION

Scientific American For an article that describes how data shows zoonotic diseases now represent the largest proportion of new, emerging diseases. Most of them originate in wild animals whose forest habitats are being destroyed, largely for crops for humans or the animals we raise to eat. The more land we clear, the more we disturb populations of the species that carry the microbes best suited to kill us.