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Experts Say Deforestation Increases Risks of Future Pandemics

Deforestation doesn’t just jeopardize the environment and the animals we cohabitate this planet with; it also increases the risk of humans contracting zoonotic diseases, which have been at the heat at recent pandemics.

Zoonotic diseases are those that spread from animals to humans – salmonellosis, West Nile virus, rabies, Lyme disease, and coronaviruses being among the “top zoonotic diseases of most concern in the US,” according to the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control.

“Sixty percent of novel infectious diseases originate in animals and can be highly contagious and dangerous,” says a recent article by Sustainable Brands. “Despite advancements in medical technology that improve disease treatment outcomes, the incidence of zoonotic emerging infectious diseases and their potential for pandemic have increased.”

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Favorite Memory by Marshall James Kavanaugh

“Favorite Memory” is a poem written on the spot by the ‘dream poet for hire,’ Marshall James Kavanaugh, in Rittenhouse Square, Philadelpha, Pa.

This poem will also be featured in the seventh issue of The Burgundy Zine on July 28th.

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Calling All Contributors – July 2019

Calling all contributors! If you’re a writer, artist, photographer, or musician interested in having your work featured in the July 2019 issue of The Burgundy Zine, you’ve come to the right place.

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The B Word and Its Influence by Rebecca Gibson

Rebecca Gibson shares her personal experience as a bisexual member of the LGBTQ community as well as what she’s learned while studying for her master’s degree.

This article will also be featured in the sixth issue of The Burgundy Zine

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Calling All Contributors – June 2019

Calling all contributors! If you are a writer, artist, photographer, or musician interested in having your work featured in the June 2019 issue of The Burgundy Zine, you’ve come to the right place.

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The Burgundy Zine #4: Cannabis

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The Burgundy Zine #4: Cannabis

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