More bad news about environmental impacts.
Over the past two decades, a growing body of scientific evidence suggests that deforestation, by triggering a complex cascade of events, creates the conditions for a range of deadly pathogens—such as Nipah and Lassa viruses, and the parasites that cause malaria and Lyme disease—to spread to people.
Some sobering data about how deforestation can change habits of animals and disease-causing insects. It is not just about the mosquitoes. Everything from mice to larger animals affected by deforestation can spread pathogens.