Meeting Abstract

S7.2-2  Monday, Jan. 6 10:30  Parasites, Behavior and Prevention (?): How to stop worrying and learn to love Zombies MOORE, J; Colorado State janice.moore@colostate.edu

I briefly review the ways in which parasites alter host behavior—behaviors that benefit parasites and behaviors that benefit hosts. I then ask how we can use this information to understand patterns of transmission. In particular, what, if anything, are living vectors doing that makes their roles in disease transmission more predictable? I will focus on biting flies, but include other hosts as appropriate.