Parasite interactions in natural populations: insights from longitudinal data.

@article{Telfer2008ParasiteII,
  title={Parasite interactions in natural populations: insights from longitudinal data.},
  author={Sandra Telfer and Richard John Birtles and Malcolm Bennett and Xavier Lambin and Steve Paterson and Michael E. Begon},
  journal={Parasitology},
  year={2008},
  volume={135 7},
  pages={767-81}
}
The physiological and immunological state of an animal can be influenced by current infections and infection history. Consequently, both ongoing and previous infections can affect host susceptibility to another parasite, the biology of the subsequent infection (e.g. infection length) and the impact of infection on host morbidity (pathology). In natural populations, most animals will be infected by a succession of different parasites throughout the course of their lives, with probably frequent… CONTINUE READING

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