10/06/08 Lecture – Evolution of Virulence

Here are the readings for 10/6/08. Kathryn Hanley PhD will be visiting from NMSU. There is no writing project due for this date. But there will be a lot to read!

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You may also access these readings on eReserve. Click on the eReserve link on the right if you cannot access them on this site. Email me if problems!

Elliott – Vector

Galvani – Epidemiology

Ewald – Virulence

Brown – Evolution of Virulence

Kyle Harris – Dengue

Try to read all 5. But pay special attention to the Kyle Harris and Brown readings. Be sure to read those carefully prior to lecture.

Questions for the discussion are:

1) How does the fact that much disease is attributable to host immune
response affect hypotheses about the evolution of virulence?
2) How might non-sterilizing (imperfect) vaccines impact the evolution of
virulence?

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