Do you think human behavior such as the distribution of antibiotics influences the evolution of the virulence of the parasite?

According to human logic if a parasite kills its host it is also harming itself. Tapeworms then ap Show more According to human logic if a parasite kills its host it is also harming itself. Tapeworms then appear to be perfect parasites because they cause very few symptoms in the host and are therefore able to shed eggs at will. But diseases like antibiotic-resistant tuberculosis or viral cancers do kill their hosts so logically does it make sense that a parasite kill its host instead of finding a common ground upon which to exist together? Does it depend on if the parasite is shed to the environment after the host dies? Do you think human behavior such as the distribution of antibiotics influences the evolution of the virulence of the parasite? Show less

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