Less biodiversity increases the risk of infectious diseases such as Covid 19

Note by Fabien Bourlon, Geographer of the CIEP. Several studies have shown that COVID 19, like SARS in 2006, was transmitted to humans through a wild animal. Covid-19, or the new coronavirus, has never before been identified in humans. Professor Gozlan of the Institut de Recherche et Développement in Montpellier, France, states: «The lower the biological diversity of animals, the

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