Clear-cutting of old-growth forests found to accelerate spread of deadly viral diseases

(Natural News) A new study conducted by researchers from the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) showed that preserving old-growth tropical rainforests can be the key to avoiding the influx of parasitic and viral mosquito-born diseases. “We found that fewer mosquito species known to carry disease-causing pathogens live in forested areas compared to disturbed ones. Mosquito…

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