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Title: Global warming could cause next pandemic, warns study
Source:The Pioneer
Date:2 May 2022

As the Earth heats up, researchers have predicted that wild animals will be forced to relocate their habitats likely to regions with large human populations dramatically increasing the risk of a viral jump to humans that could lead to the next pandemic. Climate change could drive over 15,000 new cases of mammals transmitting viruses to other mammals, say researchers who have studied the link between climate change and viral transmission. The study conducted by the research team led by scientists at Georgetown University and published in Nature, is one of the first to predict how global warming will shift wildlife habitats, increase encounters among species capable of swapping pathogens, and quantify how many times viruses will jump between species. 

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