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social evolution

Overview page. Subjects: Evolutionary Biology — Public Health and Epidemiology.

A continued increase in the complexity of human society resulting from the selection, transmission, and utilization of the useful information gained in each generation.

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transmissible disease

Overview page. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology — Evolutionary Biology.

A disease that is transmitted from one individual to another by infection, through physical contact.

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virulence

Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health — Evolutionary Biology.

n. the disease-producing (pathogenic) ability of a microorganism. See also attenuation.

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