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- Tripp, Daniel W, et al. Show all 8 Authors
- BioScience 2016 v.66 no.2 pp. 118-129
- Cynomys ludovicianus; Ebolavirus; Yersinia pestis; bacteria; community ecology; disease outbreaks; disease reservoirs; dogs; ecological competition; emerging diseases; hosts; humans; monitoring; pathogens; plague; viruses; wildlife
- ... Infectious diseases that are transmitted from wildlife hosts to humans, such as the Ebola virus and MERS virus, can be difficult to understand because the pathogens emerge from complex multifaceted ecological interactions. We use a wildlife–pathogen system—prairie dogs (Cynomys ludovicianus) and the plague bacterium (Yersinia pestis)—to describe aspects of disease ecology that apply to many cases ...
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