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Research Article

When More Transmission Equals Less Disease: Reconciling the Disconnect between Disease Hotspots and Parasite Transmission

  • Andrew W. Park mail,

    awpark@uga.edu

    Affiliations: Odum School of Ecology, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, United States of America, Department of Infectious Diseases, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Krisztian Magori,

    Affiliation: Odum School of Ecology, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, United States of America

    Current address: School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama, United States of America

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  • Brad A. White,

    Affiliation: Odum School of Ecology, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, United States of America

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  • David E. Stallknecht

    Affiliation: Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Published: April 08, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0061501

About the Authors

Andrew W. Park, Krisztian Magori, Brad A. White
Odum School of Ecology, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, United States of America
Andrew W. Park
Department of Infectious Diseases, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, United States of America
David E. Stallknecht
Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: awpark@uga.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: AWP KM DES. Performed the experiments: AWP KM BAW. Analyzed the data: AWP KM BAW. Wrote the paper: AWP KM BAW DES.