Fight or learn to live with the consequences?

  title={Fight or learn to live with the consequences?},
  author={Michael Boots},
  journal={Trends in ecology & evolution},
  volume={23 5},
Individuals can fight their infectious diseases by reducing the growth of a pathogen (resistance), but they can also ameliorate the disease it causes (tolerance). A recent paper shows that there is variation between mouse strains in tolerance to a rodent malaria and that this was negatively correlated with resistance. This is important, because tolerance has major implications for the epidemiology and coevolution of host-parasite interactions, but has been neglected in the animal literature. 

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