Deforestation-driven food-web collapse linked to emerging tropical infectious disease, Mycobacterium ulcerans.

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Morris, Aaron; Guegan, J.F.; Andreou, Demetra; Marsollier, L.; Carolan, K.; Le Croller, M.; Sanhueza, D.; Gozlan, Rodolphe Elie;

Generalist microorganisms are the agents of many emerging infectious diseases (EIDs), but their natural life cycles are difficult to predict due to the multiplicity of potential hosts and environmental reservoirs. Among 250 known human EIDs, many have been traced to tro... View more
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