Shared Verified: Deforestation and emerging diseases

Destroying forests has a direct impact on human health. Every six seconds in 2019, we cut down a piece of primary tropical rainforest the size of a football pitch. As well as the incredible consequences for our climate and environment, deforestation increases our exposure to zoonotic diseases that transfer from animals to humans, such as HIV/AIDS, Zika, Ebola and COVID-19.

This video explains how as we cut down forests, we destroy natural habitats. This forces animals and humans to live closer together, creating potentially deadly risks to human health.

Share this video today to show your friends and family the vital importance of caring for our planet.

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