Zoonotic host diversity increases in human-dominated ecosystems

Zoonotic host diversity increases in human-dominated ecosystems

Nature, Published online: 05 August 2020; doi:10.1038/s41586-020-2562-8

Wildlife communities in human-managed ecosystems contain proportionally more species that share human pathogens, and at a higher abundance, than undisturbed habitats, suggesting that landscape transformation creates increasing opportunities for contact between humans and potential hosts of human disease.
Source: Nature