Within-host pathogen dynamics: Some ecological and evolutionary consequences of transients, dispersal mode, and within-host spatial heterogeneity

The ecology and evolution of infectious disease occur at multiple spatial scales. In this paper, we explore some consequences of transient dynamics of pathogens within individual hosts. If infected hosts die quickly, relative to internal equilibration in pathogen dynamics, within-host transients may influence between-host transmission and spread. We develop… CONTINUE READING