Impacts of Deforestation on Vector-borne Disease Incidence

Allison Gottwalt Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, The George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA Forest clearance alters ecosystem dynamics and leads to new breeding habitats for disease vectors, such as mosquitoes, fleas and ticks, by reshaping existing ecosystem boundaries. Such boundaries are often sites of contact between humans and forest pathogens. There is a well-documented, positive

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