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Not all types of host contacts are equal when it comes to E. coli transmission

Blyton, Michaela; Banks, Samuel; Peakall, Rodney; Gordon, David; Lindenmayer, David

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The specific processes that facilitate pathogen transmission are poorly understood, particularly for wild animal populations. A major impediment for investigating transmission pathways is the need for simultaneous information on host contacts and pathogen transfer. In this study, we used commensal Escherichia coli strains as a model system for gastrointestinal pathogens. We combined strain-sharing information with detailed host contact data to investigate transmission routes in mountain...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/66289
Source: Ecology Letters
DOI: 10.1111/ele.12300

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