Data from: Feeder use predicts both acquisition and transmission of a contagious pathogen in a North American songbird

James S. Adelman, Sahnzi C. Moyers, Damien R. Farine & Dana M. Hawley
Individual heterogeneity can influence the dynamics of infectious diseases in wildlife and humans alike. Thus, recent work has sought to identify behavioural characteristics that contribute disproportionately to individual variation in pathogen acquisition (super-receiving) or transmission (super-spreading). However, it remains unknown whether the same behaviours enhance both acquisition and transmission, a scenario likely to result in explosive epidemics. Here, we examined this possibility in an ecologically relevant host–pathogen system: house finches and their bacterial pathogen, Mycoplasma...
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