Recent Links between Zoonosis and a Catastrophic Global Climate Change

Er. Mahima Gehlot *

Department of Aeronautical Engineering, Desh Bhagat University,147301,Mandi Govindgarh, Punjab, India.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


COVID-19 has caused widespread fear, a global health catastrophe, and a fall in the global economy. There has been a conflict over COVID-19 cases over the last couple of years. Daily incidents prompted previously unheard-of preventative measures, incarcerating a considerable percentage of the world's population and establishing "social distance" as the newly accepted standard of behavior. All recent outbreaks within the past few decades share a common characteristic: they are zoonotic viruses that spread through human contact and wreak havoc on mankind. COVID-19, EBOLA, Zika virus, avian flu, the West Nile virus, SARS, and MERS all exhibit this characteristic. In essence, zoonotic viruses that spread from animals to humans cause 70% of all infectious diseases worldwide. COVID-19 has taught humanity how terrible life can be. Its link to climate change is likewise not obscured from humans. As zoonotic diseases become more common, humans must consider the larger picture, including their connection to climate change. We can learn how to limit climate change by addressing pandemics and the reasons behind those triggers.

This paper aims to analyses recent zoonotic virus outbreaks linked to climate change over the past few decades and ponders the possible consequences for humanity and its future. The paper also discusses potential causes of epidemics that happened in the past linked with the climate crisis as well as mitigation strategies for the climate crisis to prevent them from disrupting our daily lives.

Keywords: Zoonosis, mosquito born zoonosis, ebola, COVID-19, Zika virus, avian flu, West Nile virus

How to Cite

Gehlot, Er. Mahima. 2022. “Recent Links Between Zoonosis and a Catastrophic Global Climate Change”. International Journal of Environment and Climate Change 12 (11):3657-70.


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