Behavioral reduction of infection risk.

  title={Behavioral reduction of infection risk.},
  author={Joseph M. Kiesecker and David Skelly and Karen H Beard and Evan L Preisser},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  volume={96 16},
Evolutionary biologists have long postulated that there should be fitness advantages to animals that are able to recognize and avoid conspecifics infected with contact-transmitted disease. This avoidance hypothesis is in direct conflict with much of epidemiological theory, which is founded on the assumptions that the likelihood of infection is equal among members of a population and constant over space. The inconsistency between epidemiological theory and the avoidance hypothesis has received… CONTINUE READING

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