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Global warming might give rise to ‘zombie’ pathogens in the Arctic

December 17, 2021

Climate change could impact ecosystems in the Arctic, leading to the emergence of dangerous new viruses that may infect humans, including some “zombie” pathogens left sleeping for centuries, a top Russian official has warned.

The rapid melting of the Arctic permafrost is a “dangerous phenomenon,” said Nikolay Korchunov, a senior Russian representative to the Arctic Council told RT, on Friday.

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