EMERGING INFECTIOUS-DISEASE - WHAT ARE THE RELATIVE ROLES OF ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION
UNSPECIFIED (1995) EMERGING INFECTIOUS-DISEASE - WHAT ARE THE RELATIVE ROLES OF ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION. [Journal Item]Full text not available from this repository.
The increasing threat of infectious diseases in humans has renewed interest in factors leading to the emergence of new diseases and the re-emergence of familiar diseases. Examples of seemingly novel diseases currently spreading in human populations include HIV, dengue hemorrhagic fever and Lyme disease; drug-resistant forms of well-known diseases such as tuberculosis are also increasing. The problem of disease emergence also extends to other animal and plant populations. In most current epidemics, ecological factors (e.g. migration, climate, agricultural practices) play a more significant role in disease emergence than evolutionary changes in pathogens or hosts. Evolutionary biologists and ecologists have much to offer to the development of strategies for the control of emerging diseases.
|Item Type:||Journal Item|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
Q Science > QH Natural history > QH426 Genetics
|Journal or Publication Title:||TRENDS IN ECOLOGY & EVOLUTION|
|Publisher:||ELSEVIER SCI LTD|
|Number of Pages:||6|
|Page Range:||pp. 319-324|
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