CARTA Presents: The Impact of Infectious Disease on Humans and our Origins: Nissi Varki: Are There Human-Specific Infectious Diseases?

6/1/2020; 19 minutes

Infectious diseases have profound influences on the evolution of their host populations. In the case of humans, the host species has also shaped pathogen dynamics and virulence viaa multitude of factors from changes in social organization, group size, and exploitation of varied habitats and their animals and plant resources to agriculture, technology, rapid long-distance travel, medicine and global economic integration - which all continue to shape epidemics and the humanhost populations. This symposium will explore how infectious agents and humans have shaped each other over the eons. Recorded on 04/22/2020. (#35847)

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