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Jacintha G. B. van Dijk, Bethany J. Hoye, Josanne H. Verhagen, Bart A. Nolet, Ron A. M. Fouchier and Marcel Klaassen Juveniles and migrants as drivers for seasonal epizootics of avian influenza virus Journal of Animal Ecology 83

Version of Record online: 4 SEP 2013 | DOI: 10.1111/1365-2656.12131

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Our study represents the first attempt to empirically link three suggested drivers (i.e. naïve juveniles, susceptible migrants, host density) to avian influenza infection dynamics in wildlife. Our novel, multi-faceted approach demonstrates the importance of host demography and migratory behaviour in explaining season patterns in wildlife diseases.

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