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Seasonality and the dynamics of infectious diseases.
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Examples from human and wildlife disease systems are reviewed to illustrate the challenges inherent in understanding the mechanisms and impacts of seasonal environmental drivers, and to highlight general insights that are relevant to other ecological interactions. Expand
Impacts of biodiversity on the emergence and transmission of infectious diseases
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Overall, despite many remaining questions, current evidence indicates that preserving intact ecosystems and their endemic biodiversity should generally reduce the prevalence of infectious diseases. Expand
Keeping the herds healthy and alert: implications of predator control for infectious disease
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This work develops models for microparasitic and macroparAsitic infection that specify the conditions where predator removal will increase the incidence of parasitic infection, reduce the number of healthy individuals in the prey population and decrease the overall size of the predator population. Expand
The ecology of wildlife diseases
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The ecology of tick-borne infections in wildlife reservoirs and the role of pathogens in biological conservation are studied. Expand
Prevention of population cycles by parasite removal.
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Treatment of the grouse population prevented population crashes, demonstrating that parasites were the cause of the cyclic fluctuations. Expand
Empirical evidence for key hosts in persistence of a tick-borne disease.
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The number and frequency of co-feeding groups provides an estimate of the potential rate of virus transmission and conformation of tick-borne encephalitis transmission potential was revealed. Expand
Understanding the net effects of pesticides on amphibian trematode infections.
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The reduction in exposure to trematodes due to pesticides-induced cercarial mortality was smaller than the pesticide-induced increase in amphibian susceptibility (a trait-mediated effect), suggesting that the net effect of exposure to environmentally realistic levels of pesticides will be to elevate amphibian trematode infections. Expand
Epidemic Dynamics at the Human-Animal Interface
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The use of analytical mathematical tools, particularly modeling, in the development of control policies and research agendas is reviewed and significant gaps are highlighted in analytical efforts during spillover transmission from animals into humans. Expand
Is a healthy ecosystem one that is rich in parasites?
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It is shown that there is evidence that parasites are important for biodiversity and production and a healthy system is considered to be one that is rich in parasite species. Expand
Molecular epidemiology of Rabbit haemorrhagic disease virus.
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RHDV circulated as an apparently avirulent virus throughout Britain more than 50 years ago and more than 30 years before the disease itself was identified, based on molecular phylogenetic analysis of British and European RHDV sequences. Expand
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