JOHN S. REIF, D.V.M.; ROBERT R. MARSHAK, D.V.M.
The first two papers appearing in this issue of the ANNALS are excellent examples of the role that animals may play as environmental hazards in an urban community.
In the holistic view of the ecologist, man is at the center of a complex of environmental forces that constitute his ecosystem. In this ecosystem are biological, physical, and social components. Animal populations comprise a significant part of the biological environment in urban communities as well as in less densely populated human habitats. The urbanization of man has concomitantly concentrated animal populations in major residential areas. These animal populations are both domesticated
REIF JS, MARSHAK RR. Leptospirosis: A Contemporary Zoonosis. Ann Intern Med. ;79:893–894. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-79-6-893
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