Will More Humans-Wildlife Interactions Lead to More Pandemics?
"We've seen a pattern where development of natural areas, typically for agricultural production... creates inroads...that facilitate human and wildlife interaction," says Brian Allan, associate entomology professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. These interaction pathways "keep disease biologists up at night," says Allan, because those are the best opportunities for spillover events.
Speakers at this Event
Associate Entomology Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Interim Director, The Center for Climate, Health, and the Global Environment, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (Harvard C-CHANGE)
Director of Environment and Health, Physicians for Social Responsibility