Lecture 23 Goals - Identify for which transmission modes...

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Lecture 23 Goals ECOLOGY OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES Be able to: Distinguish between infectious diseases and pathogens. Distinguish between a pathogen / parasite and a predator. Distinguish between emerging, re-emerging and non-emerging infectious diseases. Explain why diseases caused by pathogens infecting multiple hosts are more likely to be emerging diseases. Explain why transmission presents a crucial ecological challenge for pathogens. Distinguish between different modes of pathogen transmission.
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Unformatted text preview: Identify for which transmission modes density-dependent transmission is chiefly expected. Explain the required transmission rate for an epidemic to occur Explain linkages among the above. Reading: None required, but the chapter 14 section 14.1 on “complex interactions,” and the chapter 14 Applications section “using predators to control a parasite” (which is on a disease of humans) provide additional interesting background....
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This note was uploaded on 05/09/2010 for the course BIOL 201 taught by Professor Severdio during the Spring '10 term at University of North Carolina Wilmington.

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