Unhealthy landscapes: policy recommendations on land use change and infectious disease emergence
Patz, Jonathan A; Daszak, Peter; Tabor, Gary M; Aguirre, A Alfonso; Pearl, Mary; Epstein, Jon; Wolfe, Nathan D; Kilpatrick, A M; Foufopoulos, Johannes; Molyneux, David; Bradley, David J; Butler, Colin; McMichael, Anthony
Anthropogenic land use changes drive a range of infectious disease outbreaks and emergence events and modify the transmission of endemic infections. These drivers include agricultural encroachment, deforestation, road construction, dam building, irrigation, wetland modification, mining, the concentration or expansion of urban environments, coastal zone degradation, and other activities. These changes in turn cause a cascade of factors that exacerbate infectious disease emergence, such as forest...[Show more]
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