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Deadly Viruses and the Evolution of Parasites

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Department
Biology
Course
BIO220H1
Professor
Doug Thomson
Semester
Fall

Description
Lecture 8 BIO220 Deadly Viruses and the Evolution of VirulenceEbola virusSpread via direct contact with contaminated material through airExtremely virulentVirulence the additional mortality rate that a pathogen imposes on an infected individual the hostParasites that harm their hosts thereby harm themselvesOver time the coevolution of pathogens and their host will lead to a mutualistic associationInstances of highly virulent pathogens are cases where the hostpathogen relationship is recentSever acute respiratory syndrome SARSVirulent previously unrecognized coronavirusGenetic analysis indicate that the virus co
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