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Disease reservoirs

Disease reservoirs

animate or inanimate sources which harbor disease-causing organisms and thus serve as potential sources of disease outbreaks. Reservoirs should be distinguished from vectors and carriers, which are agents of disease transmission rather than continuing sources of potential disease outbreaks.

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Conditions for a stable ecosystem? (for a simulation)

... fine-tune its systems. One crucial factor there seems to be missing is disease: the more dense a population is, the more susceptible it is to various ... dies. Then it is later refilled by same or other species from other reservoirs. On a general rule, though, predators help keep the herbivore ...

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by biohazard
Wed Dec 10, 2008 1:27 pm
Forum: Ecology
Topic: Conditions for a stable ecosystem? (for a simulation)
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The Fiber Disease

... epidemiological point of view, several animal species may function as reservoirs of the microorganism or may be susceptible to the disease9. Human transmission occurs by inhalation of infected dust or water particles, ingestion ...

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Sat Jul 22, 2006 5:53 pm
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Topic: The Fiber Disease
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hear the spring peepers-endangered

more on Legionnairs disease. Bacterium thAT IS VERY COMMON "on algae in freshwater streams, lakes and reservoirs' from plant biol book : STERN pp 306 And Ken, i found out that what needs to be used to clean up ...

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by Linn
Sat Feb 18, 2006 7:29 pm
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Topic: hear the spring peepers-endangered
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