Does environmental change affect contagions? | Greener Edmonds

Series: Coronavirus | Story 109

Last updated 4/16/2020 at 1:38pm

The environment is one of the last things we might be thinking about now, but it is worth wondering about how, or if, it impacts disease and how this particular pandemic could impact it. Earth Day is next week, so this is a good time to think about things we can do now.

Has environmental change made contagions more likely?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of infectious disease outbreaks throughout the world has been increasing. There is a lot of conjecture about why this is occurring, as well as many unknowns, but some environmental changes may be hav...

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