Bacteria in two-millennia-old cheese, and related epizoonoses in Roman populations.

  title={Bacteria in two-millennia-old cheese, and related epizoonoses in Roman populations.},
  author={Luigi L Capasso},
  journal={The Journal of infection},
  volume={45 2},
A tremendous volcanic eruption destroyed all the life around Mount Vesuvius during the night between 24 and 25 August, 79 AD. Two famous towns, Pompeii and Herculaneum, were completely buried under volcanic products. At Herculaneum, about 25m of volcanic mud killed about 250 people who had fled to the beaches in an attempt to escape (Bisel, S. C.,Rivista di Studi Pompeiani, 1, 123-124, 1987). An anthropological examination of the skeletons of these "fugitives" reveals the bone lesions typical… CONTINUE READING
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