Tick-borne Great Island Virus: (II) Impact of age-related acquired immunity on transmission in a natural seabird host.

Abstract

Tick-borne pathogen transmission is dependent upon tick number per host and the physical and temporal distribution of each feeding stage. Age-related acquired immunity to tick and pathogen may also be important but has received less attention. In this study we evaluate which of these parameters has the greatest impact on Great Island Virus (GIV… (More)

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