|Document ID (ISN)||108203|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0465-546X - Medicina y seguridad del trabajo
|Convention or series no.
||César Gonzáles R., Ciro Maguiña V., Felipe Heras M., Luis Conde-Salazar G.
||Bartonellosis (Oroya fever or Verruga Peruana) - An occupational disease?
||Bartonelosis (fiebre de la Oroya o Verruga Peruana) ¿Enfermedad ocupacional? [in Spanish]|
||Dec. 2007, Vol.LIII, No.209, p.35-41. Illus. 14 ref.
||http://scielo.isciii.es/pdf/mesetra/v53n209/original5.pdf [in Spanish]
||Bartonellosis (also known as Oroya fever, Verruga Peruana or Carrion's disease) is an endemic disease in South America caused by the Bartonella bacilliformis bacterium and propagated by the Lutzomyia verrucarum mosquito. This infection constitutes a public health problem in rural areas, with epidemics having occurred in mountainous regions of Peru, Ecuador and Colombia. This article reviews current epidemiological and clinical understanding of the disease and highlights the fact that workers travelling in the endemic areas are particularly at risk, which is why the occupational nature of this disease should be recognized.
||Latin America; infectious diseases; bartonellosis; bacilli
||Colombia; Ecuador; Peru; medical treatment; DDT; warts; diagnosis; occupational diseases
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Spain; Peru|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Viral diseases (other than aids)