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UF Expert: Biodiversity Loss Correlates With Increases in Infectious Disease

December 1, 2010

illustration of healthy forest and deforestation Habitat destruction and species extinction may lead to an increase in diseases that infect humans and other species, according to a paper in the journal Nature, coauthored by a University of Florida ecologist. Full Story

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