The new coronary virus is on the rise around the world, infecting more than 4.5 million people and killing at least 306,388 people. While the global pandemic has not yet been found, many scientists now believe the virus originated from bats. And as the wildlife environment deteriorates, experts predict the origin of the next global pandemic.
On May 16th an environmental expert from Brazil said the next global pandemic could originate in the Amazon rainforest,media reported.
According to David Lapola, a Brazilian ecologist, human encroachment on animal habitats in places such as rainforests is on the rise due to widespread deforestation, and urbanization in wild areas may be the main cause of zoonotic diseases.
Human-animal diseases frequently raid humans through various means, such as SARS, foot-and-mouth disease, mad cow disease, dog flu, claustrophobic, bacillus, dog-eating co2bacteria, and monkey smallpox, the most common infectious diseases of human and zoonotic diseases there are dozens of kinds, more terrible, the emerging infectious diseases, more and more show the “human-animal co-in-patient” or “human-animal co-suffer” relationship.
The Amazon rainforest, known as the “lung of the earth,” has countless wildlife, which means it is still a “huge reservoir of viruses,” Says LaBola. I’ve been studying what human activity will bring to future rainforest ecosystems, and unfortunately the world’s largest rainforest is rapidly disappearing.
Deforestation in Brazil’s Amazon basin surged 85 percent last year to more than 3,900 square miles, almost as much as Lebanon’s. When you create an ecological imbalance, it means that this “huge virus bank” is about to burst, and the virus may spread to humans at any time.