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Covid-19, climate crisis and the sixth mass extinction

By Elena Lazutkaitė on Tuesday, April 7, 2020

From malaria-spreading mosquitos in tropical regions to tick-borne Lyme disease in Lithuania, human encroachment on nature raises risks across the globe, writes Elena Lazutkaitė, a doctoral candidate at Nottingham University in the UK. Zoonotic diseases To tackle the most pressing question of our time – how did we get here? I must introduce the term ‘zoonotic disease’ and explain why it is important. Zoonotic diseases are infectious diseases that transmit…