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Here’s how cutting down West African trees made us vulnerable to Ebola | Public Radio International

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Scientists say that more than six out of 10 infectious diseases in humans were transmitted from animals. And that transmission, or “disease spillover,” gets worse the more humans alter the environment and disturb animal populations — like, say, when they cut down trees that house Ebola-carrying fruit bats.

 

 

Here’s how cutting down West African trees made us vulnerable to Ebola | Public Radio International.

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