Int J Parasitol Parasites Wildl 2021 Apr 26;14:308-320. Epub 2021 Mar 26.
Department of Evolutionary Anthropology, Duke University, Durham, NC, 27710, USA.
Helminth parasite infection can impose major consequences on host fitness. Several factors, including individual characteristics of hosts, environmental conditions, and patterns of coinfection, are thought to drive variation in parasite risk. Here, we report on four key drivers of parasite infection-phase of reproduction, steroid hormone profiles, rainfall, and patterns of coinfection-in a population of wild female chacma baboons () in South Africa. Read More