By Sharon K. Collinge, Chris Ray
Disease Ecology highlights intriguing advances in theoretical and empirical examine in the direction of realizing the significance of group constitution within the emergence of infectious ailments. The chapters during this booklet illustrate points of neighborhood ecology that impact pathogen transmission charges and disorder dynamics in a large choice of research structures. The cutting edge experiences offered right here converse a transparent message: stories of epidemiology should be approached from the point of view of neighborhood ecology, and scholars of neighborhood ecology can give a contribution considerably to epidemiology.
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The Ixodes tick life cycle includes four stages: egg, larva, nymph, and adult. Larvae, nymphs, and adults each take a single blood meal, lasting from several days to a week, from a vertebrate host before dropping off and molting into the next stage (in the case of larvae and nymphs) or before reproducing and dying (in the case of adults). Larvae and nymphs are highly generalized in their choice of hosts and are known to parasitize dozens of species of mammals, birds, and lizards. Adults tend to be restricted to larger mammals, particularly white-tailed deer, Odocoileus virginianus.
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Disease Ecology: Community Structure and Pathogen Dynamics by Sharon K. Collinge, Chris Ray