The role of helminthes in human evolution implications for global health in the 21st century

Ana Hurtado, M. Anderson Frey, Inés Hurtado, Kim Hill, Jack Baker

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Abstract

Introduction Although physiological and behavioral responses are often reported in animals with high worm burdens, or helminthes,1* the adaptive signicance of these responses is unknown.3,4 Similarly, although the eld of biomedicine and medical anthropology is replete with publications on the short-term physiological and health effects of helminthes on their hosts, the evolutionary causes and consequences of those responses that might shed light on present-day human global health patterns are also unknown.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMedicine and Evolution
Subtitle of host publicationCurrent Applications, Future Prospects
PublisherCRC Press
Pages153-180
Number of pages28
ISBN (Electronic)9781420051377
ISBN (Print)9781420051346
StatePublished - Jan 1 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Social Sciences(all)

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