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A novel disease in songbirds has rapidly evolved to become more harmful to its host on at least two separate occasions in just two decades, according to a new study. The research provides a real-life model to help understand how diseases that threaten humans can be expected to change in virulence as they emerge.

 

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The research offers a model to help understand how diseases that threaten humans may change in virulence as they become more prevalent in a host population. "Everybody who's had the flu ... "The jumping of a pathogen to a new host, such as bird flu ...

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A novel disease in songbirds has rapidly evolved to become more harmful to its host on at least two separate occasions in just two decades, according to a new study. The research provides a real-life model to help understand how diseases that threaten humans can be expected to change in virulence as they emerge.OEZdZecuDIA

 

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Diseases can rapidly evolve to become more virulent

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The research provides a real-life model to help understand how diseases that threaten humans can be expected to change in virulence as they emerge. Disease virulence is something of a paradox. In order to spread, viruses and bacteria ... Otherwise, it ...

Disease Virulence Evolves in Response to Population Density, ImmunityHealthCanal.com

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