Anthropogenic Land Use Change and Infectious Diseases: A Review of the Evidence

@article{Gottdenker2014AnthropogenicLU,
  title={Anthropogenic Land Use Change and Infectious Diseases: A Review of the Evidence},
  author={Nicole Gottdenker and Daniel G Streicker and Christina L Faust and Carlos Carroll},
  journal={EcoHealth},
  year={2014},
  volume={11},
  pages={619-632}
}
Humans have altered ecosystems worldwide, and it is important to understand how this land use change impacts infectious disease transmission in humans and animals. We conducted a systematic review 305 scientific articles investigating how specific types of anthropogenic land use change influence infectious disease dynamics. We summarized findings, highlighted common themes, and drew attention to neglected areas of research. There was an increase in publications on this topic over the last 30… CONTINUE READING