Article by Carl Zimmer – TAMING PATHOGENS: AN ELEGANT IDEA, BUT WILL IT WORK? – mentions some criticisms of evolutionary biology and pathogens, but doesn’t seem they are by any means watertight. Includes:
– relevant to birds, too. Poultry farms can become "disease factories" (as Wendy Orent puts it); but in the wild, bird flus are mild, because Dead Ducks Don’t Fly.