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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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Date published: 2004-04-22
Type: Journal article
Source: Environmental Health Perspectives
DOI: 10.1289/ehp.6877


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