A significant link between forest loss and fragmentation and outbreaks of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in humans has been documented. Deforestation may alter the natural circulation of viruses and change the composition, abundance, behaviour and possibly viral exposure of reservoir species. This in turn might increase contact between infected animals and humans.
Authors: Olivero, J.; Fa, J.E.; Farfán, M.A.; Márquez, A.L.; Real, R.; Javier Juste, F.; Leendertz, S.A.; Nasi, R.
Subjects: human activity, diseases, viruses, Chiroptera
Publication type: Article
Source: Mammal Review