No evidence for kin protection in the expression of sickness behaviors in house mice

@inproceedings{Lopes2018NoEF,
  title={No evidence for kin protection in the expression of sickness behaviors in house mice},
  author={Patricia C Lopes and Per Block and Alice Pontiggia and Anna K Lindholm and Barbara K{\"o}nig},
  booktitle={Scientific Reports},
  year={2018}
}
When infected, animals change their behaviors in several ways, including by decreasing their activity, their food and water intake, and their interest in social interactions. These behavioral alterations are collectively called sickness behaviors and, for several decades, the main hypotheses put forward to explain this phenomenon were that engaging in sickness behaviors facilitated the fever response and improved the likelihood of host survival. However, a new hypothesis was recently proposed… CONTINUE READING
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