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Forest loss could make diseases like COVID-19 more likely, according to study

The study revealed how deforestation in Uganda has exposed humans to greater interaction with wild primates and the viruses they carry. Image: REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

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When forests are cleared, the chances for transmission of zoonotic diseases increase. Image: Laura Bloomfield

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