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Declining Biodiversity Speeds Spreading Of Disease


Science & Tech  (tags: biodiversity, disease, ecosystems, habitat, health, wildlife )

Julie
- 594 days ago - npr.org
As humans have disrupted ecosystems around the world, it seems we have helped to unlock some diseases we'd never encountered before, like HIV and SARS, and aided the spread of others that already afflict us.



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Freya H. (303)
Wednesday January 2, 2013, 6:34 pm
Sooner or later, some of those diseases are gonna spread to US. Our destruction of the ecosphere is biting us in our collective @$$ in more ways than one.
 

Bob P. (424)
Thursday January 3, 2013, 6:37 am
thanks
 

Gloria picchetti (286)
Thursday January 3, 2013, 8:15 am
Extremely interesting.
 

Jessica S. (0)
Thursday January 3, 2013, 9:39 am
thanks for the article! ^,^
 

Natalie V. (27)
Thursday January 3, 2013, 2:45 pm
noted
 

greenplanet e. (157)
Thursday January 3, 2013, 4:40 pm
Concerning.
 

Scott haakon (4)
Thursday January 3, 2013, 10:30 pm
Please get real Hiv (humans eating uncooked chimp)is a chimpanzee disease, Sars from eating civet.
 

Tanya W. (45)
Friday January 4, 2013, 1:28 am
Noted - worrying!!
 

wells eddleman (0)
Friday January 4, 2013, 8:49 am
This is a key problem that isn't getting enough attention. Protecting diversity protects our public health, i.e. all of us.
 

Suzanne L. (152)
Friday January 4, 2013, 10:07 am
I am glad that some leading organizations are finally getting it. Hopefully, public health and environmental policy will become more entertwined for the good of humans and non-humans. We are all part of the web of life.
 

Agnes Wojciechowska (152)
Friday January 4, 2013, 1:37 pm
thanks
 

Melania Padilla (176)
Friday January 4, 2013, 6:50 pm
Not surprised, all animals are important and they keep the balance in every ecosystem, WE ARE KILLING THEM ALL!!! ;((
 

Natasha Salgado (518)
Monday January 7, 2013, 7:55 pm
Thank man's ignorance and greed for all destruction.Sars was nothing compared to what we can expect in the near future,and i mean very near future. Even then mankind will continue still on this path of destruction.
 
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