Digest: Little evidence exists for a virulence‐transmission trade‐off *

@article{Hector2019DigestLE,
  title={Digest: Little evidence exists for a virulence‐transmission trade‐off *},
  author={Tobias E. Hector and Isobel Booksmythe},
  journal={Evolution},
  year={2019},
  volume={73}
}
Research predicting the impact and spread of infectious disease has been heavily influenced by the idea of an evolutionary trade‐off between a pathogen's virulence and its transmission rate. In a meta‐analysis of the key underlying relationships, Acevedo et al. (2019) highlight the surprising lack of empirical evidence for this influential hypothesis. 

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