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Humans responsible for the pandemic

According to the UNDP. The spread of a zoonotic disease such as COVID-19 can be directly attributed to the overexploitation of biodiversity and ecosystems by human beings. The UNDP has said that several zoonotic diseases have affected human beings because of increased contact of humans with animals. Especially wild animals. So these diseases with a jump from animals to human beings are referred to as zoonotic diseases or zoonosis. And it is a direct outcome of the overexploitation of biodiversity and ecosystems through human activities. The UNDP report even says that it is not just COVID-19 but even tuberculosis, rabies, malaria, toxoplasmosis h1 none SARS, burst, Ebola Zika, etc. They are all examples of zoonosis that have jumped from animals to human beings. And in each case, the source can be attributed to the destruction of the environment and biodiversity through human activities

It is found that the coronavirus outbreak certainly comes from the animal world. However, it's said that humans are to be blamed for the pandemic.


“The emergence of zoonotic diseases is usually related to environmental changes or ecological disturbances, like agricultural intensification and human settlement, or encroachments into forests and other habitats,” says a UNEP report.
According to the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), 60% of human infectious diseases originate from animals.
This figure climbs to 75% for “emerging” diseases like Ebola, HIV, avian flu, Zika, or SARS, another sort of coronavirus. The list goes on.
It is an act that enabled the virus to leap to people, and specialists are warning that if nothing changes, many other pandemics of this nature will follow.
A key area of concern is deforestation to form a way for agriculture and intensive livestock farming.
In terms of endangered wildlife, a study by American researchers shows that those that share the foremost viruses with humans are precisely populations declining thanks to exploitation and loss of habitat.


The name given to diseases transmitted from animals to humans is zoonoses, supported the Greek words for “animal” and “sickness”.
Tuberculosis, rabies, toxoplasmosis, malaria, are all zoonoses


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