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Friday, November 5, 2010
Health and Development &Environment and Development
Uganda's lush-"impentrable" forests, are know to hold the worlds largest population of mountain gorillas that are increasingly being impacted by environmental constraints as well as disease. In the mountains of western Uganda, tourists come to the dense forests in search of rare and exotic animals. What they don’t anticipate is coming in contact with some of the world’s rarest diseases. With the rise of HIV/AIDS in the last thirty years, the impact of zoonotic diseases has been a global concern. The rise of such diseases further calls for an evaluation in the interface between animals,the environment and the people who inhabit the environment.