Stochasticity generates an evolutionary instability for infectious disease.

@article{Read2007StochasticityGA,
  title={Stochasticity generates an evolutionary instability for infectious disease.},
  author={Jonathan M. Read and Matt J. Keeling},
  journal={Ecology letters},
  year={2007},
  volume={10 9},
  pages={818-27}
}
Traditional models of disease evolution are based upon the deterministic competition between strains that confer complete cross-immunity, and predict the selection of strains with higher basic reproductive ratios (R(0)). In contrast, evolution in a stochastic setting is determined by a complex mixture of influences. Here, to isolate the impact of… CONTINUE READING