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Besides Malaria, what other kinds of infectious diseases can be thought to have exerted some kind of selective force on humans?

By selective forces I mean selective force on the human genome or human population. Like for example, there is evidence of ethnic differences in susceptibility to malaria and of the diverse genetic adaptations to malaria that have arisen in different populations.

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  • Oct 9 2013: To certain extent, AIDS (HIV) also exert some kind of selective force on humans, even though is not likely to be genetic factors, but who really know.

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