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8 New Diseases That Are Coming to Wipe Us Out

Roughly 7.3 billion people inhabit the Earth, and that figure is expected to balloon to nearly 10 billion by 2050, according to United Nations estimates. All those people need places to live and food to eat. And that means recent global rises in urbanization, population migration, and the conversion of natural habitats to agricultural land are all likely to continue — and probably accelerate.  From the perspective of virologists and other people who study human disease, those are scary trends.   Read more...



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