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Hexbyte Glen Cove Evolution favors new diseases of ‘intermediate’ severity

Credit: CC0 Public Domain New epidemic diseases have an evolutionary advantage if they are of "intermediate" severity, research shows. Scientists tested the theory that pathogens (disease-causing organisms) that inflict intermediate levels of harm on their host are the most evolutionarily successful. The study, by the University of Exeter, Arizona State University and Auburn University,...

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