Co-infections determine patterns of mortality in a population exposed to parasite infection

@inproceedings{Woolhouse2015CoinfectionsDP,
  title={Co-infections determine patterns of mortality in a population exposed to parasite infection},
  author={Mark E. J. Woolhouse and Samuel Mwangi Thumbi and Amy E Jennings and Margo E. Chase-Topping and Rebecca Callaby and Henry Kimathi Kiara and Marinda C. Oosthuizen and Mary Ndila Mbole-Kariuki and Ilana Conradie and Ian G Handel and E. Jane Poole and Evalyne Njiiri and Nicola E. Collins and Gemma G R Murray and Miika Tapio and Olga Tosas Auguet and Willie Weir and W. Ivan Morrison and Loeske E. B. Kruuk and B Mark C Bronsvoort and Olivier Hanotte and Koos Coetzer and Philip G. Toye},
  booktitle={Science Advances},
  year={2015}
}
Many individual hosts are infected with multiple parasite species, and this may increase or decrease the pathogenicity of the infections. This phenomenon is termed heterologous reactivity and is potentially an important determinant of both patterns of morbidity and mortality and of the impact of disease control measures at the population level. Using infections with Theileria parva (a tick-borne protozoan, related to Plasmodium) in indigenous African cattle [where it causes East Coast fever… CONTINUE READING
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