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Human Disease: A Consequence of Forest Loss

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Life Science, Dibrugarh University, Dibrugarh, Assam, 786001, INDIA
  • 2Department of Ecology and Environmental Science, Assam University, Silchar, Assam - 788011, INDIA

Int. Res. J. Biological Sci., Volume 4, Issue (9), Pages 66-68, September,10 (2015)


Forest loss has always been associated with climate change, biodiversity loss and environmental degradation. But it has also led to the emergence of many diseases in different parts of the world. A study of literature reveals that deforestation has triggered the occurrence of several infectious diseases by initiating series of mechanisms. These mechanisms operate through effects on vectors, disease reservoirs and so on. It is thus important to recognise the fact that spreading of disease can occur due to forest loss.


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