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An ethical and prudential argument for prioritizing the reduction of parasite-stress in the allocation of health care resources.

Abstract:
The link between parasite-stress and complex psychological dispositions implies that the social, political, and economic benefits likely to flow from public health interventions that reduce rates of non-zoonotic infectious disease are far greater than have traditionally been thought. We sketch a prudential and ethical argument for increasing public health resources globally and redistributing these to focus on the alleviation of parasite-stress in human populations.
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10.1017/s0140525x11001026

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University of Oxford
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The Behavioral and brain sciences Journal website
Volume:
35
Issue:
2
Pages:
90-91
Publication date:
2012-04-05
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1469-1825
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0140-525X
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uuid:60f451d3-9275-47c8-a9c4-ab9740d1d86f
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245887
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