Brown spider monkeys (Ateles hybridus): a model for differentiating the role of social networks and physical contact on parasite transmission dynamics.

@article{Rimbach2015BrownSM,
  title={Brown spider monkeys (Ateles hybridus): a model for differentiating the role of social networks and physical contact on parasite transmission dynamics.},
  author={Rebecca Rimbach and Donal Bisanzio and Nelson Galvis and Andr{\'e}s Link and Anthony Di Fiore and Thomas R Gillespie},
  journal={Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences},
  year={2015},
  volume={370 1671}
}
Elevated risk of disease transmission is considered a major cost of sociality, although empirical evidence supporting this idea remains scant. Variation in spatial cohesion and the occurrence of social interactions may have profound implications for patterns of interindividual parasite transmission. We used a social network approach to shed light on the importance of different aspects of group-living (i.e. within-group associations versus physical contact) on patterns of parasitism in a… CONTINUE READING