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Foraging Ecology of Rainbow Skinks (Mabuya margaritifer) in Southern Africa
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Sexual dimorphism is best explained by sexual selection via male contest competition and not by ecological niche divergence in a wild population of rupicolous rainbow skinks of South Africa. Expand
To run or hide? Age-dependent escape behaviour in the common flat lizard (Platysaurus intermedius wilhelmi)
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It is suggested that because a greater suite of predators feed on small juvenile lizards, this may affect their choice of refuge and result in the avoidance of crevices when chased. Expand
Prospective pertussis surveillance in Switzerland, 1991-2006.
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A shift of pertussis from age group 1-9 years to 10-19 and ≥ 40 years was observed among patients cared for by general practitioners and internists and the benefits of further booster doses in adolescents and/or adults need to be considered. Expand
Calf mortality rate and causes of death under different herd management systems in peri-urban Bamako, Mali
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With better calf management in regard to hygiene, surveillance and control of milk off-take, overall calf survival may be increased and peri-urban livestock production made more profitable. Expand
Species diversity and acquisition of gastrointestinal parasites in calves aged 0-13 months in periurban livestock production in Mali.
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Calves acquired most of the parasites occurring in adult bovines in West Africa within their first year of life, with highest parasite burden and species diversity during the rainy season. Expand
Male mate preference for large size overrides species recognition in allopatric flat lizards ( Platysaurus broadleyi)
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Comparison of the two sets of trials showed a significant effect of female body size on male mate preference, supporting the hypothesis that mate quality can override species recognition. Expand
Gastrointestinal parasite egg excretion in young calves in periurban livestock production in Mali.
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Season and age effects occurred, and reported utilisation of parasite control was high but monthly recorded use was significantly lower than previously reported. Expand
Calf mortality and parasitism in periurban livestock production in Mali
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The overall aim of this study was to determine mortality rates in different management systems and to elucidate causes and risk factors for calf mortality in the periurban area of Bamako, with an emphasis on the effects of endo- and ectoparasites on calf mortality. Expand
Human papillomavirus vaccine uptake in adolescence and adherence to cervical cancer screening in Switzerland: a national cross-sectional survey
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The data suggest that HPV vaccination is not associated with reduced uptake of cervical cancer screening, and information that can be used to improve HPV vaccination uptake in Switzerland is provided. Expand
Marked increase in measles vaccination coverage among young adults in Switzerland: a campaign or cohort effect?
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Evidence is provided of an improvement in the awareness of measles and measles vaccination in young adults, which may result in an impact on measles vaccination coverage in the near future. Expand
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