Ant Infection Control

26 February 2018

Interview with

Chris Pull, Royal Holloway

But first, this winter we’ve seen very high levels of respiratory infections that have caused severe outbreaks when they’ve spread around care homes and hospitals. Transmission tends to occur in these environments because individuals are cared for at high density; and the way institutions control infections under these circumstances is by using strict policies that isolate and even exclude cases. That’s us humans, but there are other classes of animals that also live in high density and they’ve developed ingenious infection control strategies of their own. Speaking with Chris Smith, Chris Pull explains how he's been looking at what ants do…


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