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 nonzoonotic 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.
Powell, R., Clarke, S., & Savulescu, J. (2012). An ethical and political argument for prioritizing the reduction of parasite-stress in the allocation of healthcare resources. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 35(2), 90-91. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0140525X11001026