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Ancient Rome and the zoonoses

New article published in Revista Complutense de Ciencias Veterinarias

December 31st, 2018

Briones V.


Ancient Rome was an unhealthy and annoying city, far from our sound idea about it, associated to palaces, temples and statues. Daily life used to take place in a crowded environment, where malnutrition and poverty thrived. Direct or indirect fecal contamination from humans and animals of water and food was highly probable. Spills and pollution of watercourses and reservoirs with filth and carrion occurred often, this favoring pathogens and vectors. The lack of appropriate cleansing of streets and sewers, and the regular presence of animals –insects included– in streets and households guaranteed some more health challenges. These, and some other risk factors, supported both the appearance of large epidemics and the maintenance of endemic transmissible diseases including zoonoses.



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Ancient Rome and the zoonoses



Participants:

Universidad ComplutenseCentro de Vigilancia Sanitaria Veterinaria (VISAVET). Universidad Complutense (UCM).

Universidad ComplutenseDepartamento de Sanidad Animal. Facultad de Veterinaria. Universidad Complutense (UCM).







Revista Complutense de Ciencias Veterinarias

TITLE: La antigua Roma y las zoonosis


TYPE: Article


AUTHORS: Briones V.


VISAVET PARTICIPANTS


Víctor Briones Dieste

JOURNAL: Revista Complutense de Ciencias Veterinarias


LANGUAJE: Spanish


NUMERATION: 12(2):55-64


DATE: December 31st, 2018


PUBLISHING COMPANY: Ediciones Complutense


DOI: https://doi.org/ 10.5209/RCCV.60895


CITE THIS PUBLICATION:

Briones V. La antigua Roma y las zoonosis.. Revista Complutense de Ciencias Veterinarias. 12(2):55-64. Ediciones Complutense. 2018. (Article)