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Document ID (ISN)108149
CIS number 08-712
ISSN - Serial title 0029-7909 - Occupational Hazards
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Bennett B.
Title The lingering threat of avian flu
Bibliographic information Jan. 2008, p.50-54. Illus.
Abstract Although headlines warning of a pandemic of avian flu have started to wane, the threat is far from over. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a global outbreak of easily transmissible influenza such as the H5N1 virus avian flu is likely within a few years. Workers at risk include poultry farmers, health care and laboratory workers, veterinarians, waste disposal workers, persons in contact with animals and food, and persons working outdoors. Individuals can protect themselves in a number of ways, such as frequently washing their hands with soap and water. OSHA recommends that employers provide at-risk workers with the appropriate PPE, including gloves, apparel (aprons and sleeves), goggles and boots or protective shoe covers that can be disposed of or disinfected.
Descriptors (primary) avian influenza; infection control; virus diseases; zoonoses
Descriptors (secondary) public OSH institutions; role of government; laboratory work; WHO; contagion; outdoor work; infectious diseases; personal hygiene; waste disposal; personal protective equipment; hospitals; health care personnel; veterinary services; biological hazards; handling of animals; poultry farming; USA
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Influenza
Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Viral diseases (other than aids)
Zoonoses