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Video “Conflict and cooperation: the control of infectious disease”

Vector-borne infections are transmitted from an infected and infectious vertebrate host to another via intermediary hematophagous arthropods. The incidence of vector-borne diseases is a growing burden worldwide accounting for over 20% of emerging infectious diseases recorded during 1940-2004.Ticks are second to mosquitoes as vectors of human pathogens, and economically important ectoparasites of domestic and wild…

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