Fire and Parasites: An Under-Recognized Form of Anthropogenic Land Use Change and Mechanism of Disease Exposure

@article{Scasta2015FireAP,
  title={Fire and Parasites: An Under-Recognized Form of Anthropogenic Land Use Change and Mechanism of Disease Exposure},
  author={John Derek Scasta},
  journal={EcoHealth},
  year={2015},
  volume={12},
  pages={398-403}
}
Anthropogenic land use changes have altered ecosystems and exacerbated the spread of infectious diseases. Recent reviews, however, have revealed that fire suppression in fire-prone natural areas has not been recognized as a form of anthropogenic land use change. Furthermore, fire suppression has been an under-recognized mechanism altering the risk and transmission of infectious disease pathogens and host–parasite dynamics. However, as settlement patterns changed, especially due to colonial… CONTINUE READING