Scientists warn that melting glaciers in the Arctic could release viruses and cause new pandemics

Scientists warn that melting glaciers in the Arctic could release viruses and cause new pandemics

This is reported The Royal Society.

It is noted that scientists studied the soil and sedimentary rocks of Lake Hazen, which is the largest lake north of the Arctic Circle. The researchers tried to identify the viruses found there by sequencing the detected DNA and RNA.

“Due to the flow of water from melting glaciers, the risk is increasing. This is related to climate change. The Arctic can become fertile ground for new pandemics,” the study says.

Earlier studies have shown that as a result of melting glaciers, various pathogens, parasites and viruses can be released, which can be found among animals and people, which in turn will lead to new pandemics.

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