Land Use, livestock revolution & rhinolophid bats

Land Use, livestock revolution & rhinolophid bats

Postby Oscar » Thu Jun 10, 2021 8:10 am

Land-use change and the livestock revolution increase the risk of zoonotic coronavirus transmission from rhinolophid bats

[ https://www.nature.com/articles/s43016-021-00285-x ]

- Published: 31 May 2021 Maria Cristina Rulli, Paolo D’Odorico, Nikolas Galli & David T. S. Hayman

- Nature Food (2021)Cite this article

Abstract

The extent to which humans facilitate zoonotic transmission of infectious diseases is unclear. Human encroachment into wildlife habitats as a consequence of expanding urbanization, cropland area and intensive animal farming is hypothesized to favour the emergence of zoonotic diseases. Here we analyse comprehensive, high-resolution datasets on forest cover, cropland distribution, livestock density, human population, human settlements, bat species’ distribution and land-use changes in regions . . . . . MORE
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