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Infectious diseases and social distancing in nature

Publish Date: 05-03-2021

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Source: Science

Author(s): Sebastian Stockmaier Nathalie Stroeymeyt Eric C. Shattuck Dana M. Hawley Lauren Ancel Meyers Daniel I. Bolnick

Type: Literature/Paper

Synopsis: Spread of contagious pathogens critically depends on the number and types of contacts between infectious and susceptible hosts. Changes in social behavior by susceptible, exposed, or sick individuals thus have far-reaching downstream consequences for infectious disease spread. Although “social distancing” is now an all too familiar strategy for managing COVID-19, nonhuman animals also exhibit pathogen-induced changes in social interactions

Public Link: https://www.science.org/doi/10.1126/science.abc8881

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