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Climate Change, Human Interference Create Greater Threat Of Animal-To-Human Disease Outbreaks, U.N. Official Warns

The Independent: World warned: Prepare for more Ebola-like outbreaks
“Outbreaks of deadly animal-to-human viruses such as Ebola could become more likely due to climate change and human encroachment into untouched natural habitats, a leading United Nations expert has warned. Dr. David Nabarro, the U.N. secretary-general’s special envoy on Ebola, told The Independent the world should prepare for more major outbreaks of zoonotic diseases — those which can pass from animals to humans — which he said were a ‘local and global threat to humanity’…” (Cooper, 4/5).

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