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Cultural vectors, virulence, and the emergence of evolutionary epidemiology



Cultural vectors, virulence, and the emergence of evolutionary epidemiology



Oxford Surveys in Evolutionary Biology 5: 215-245



The evolution of pathogen and/or parasite virulence is investigated using the comparative method. Modes of transmission that should favour virulent genotypes are predicted on the basis of fitness costs and benefits associated with virulence. These predictions are then tested by comparison with actual trends extracted from public health and agricultural literature.

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