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Increasing land use could turn Mount Kilimanjaro into an ecological island

A herd of elephants walk in front of Mount Kilimanjaro in Amboseli National Park. Photo by CARL DE SOUZA/AFP via Getty Images Andreas Hemp, Bayreuth University and Claudia Hemp, Bayreuth University Located in Tanzania, with a height of almost 6,000 metres, Mount Kilimanjaro is Africa’s tallest mountain. Over the years, there’s been extensive urbanisation and development at the base of …

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Hepatitis D: how the virus made the jump from animals to humans

Vampire bats, a commonly deltavirus-infected host, feed on the blood of other mammals. Belizar/Shutterstock Laura Bergner, University of Glasgow and Daniel Streicker, University of Glasgow Pandemics past and present have been caused when pathogens – germs that cause disease – move between animals and humans, as SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) did when it made its way from bats …

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