. Ukraine war conditions become breeding ground for infectious disease outbreaks « JO LEE MAGAZINE

Fox- As Ukrainians flee their country from Russia’s military onslaught, they face the prospect of the invisible enemy – bacteria and viruses that capitalize on the overcrowded conditions brought on by the bloody invasion, according to the Washington Post.

“As we’ve seen in wars over the years, viruses and bacteria are happy to exploit those situations where human beings are put under pressure,” said Máire Connolly, professor at the National University of Ireland Galway who studies the relationship between war and disease.

“These factors increase the risk of outbreaks among a population that are already dealing with the trauma of forced displacement.”

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