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Document ID (ISN)108203
CIS number 08-713
ISSN - Serial title 0465-546X - Medicina y seguridad del trabajo
Year 2007
Convention or series no.
Author(s) César Gonzáles R., Ciro Maguiña V., Felipe Heras M., Luis Conde-Salazar G.
Title Bartonellosis (Oroya fever or Verruga Peruana) - An occupational disease?
Original title Bartonelosis (fiebre de la Oroya o Verruga Peruana) ¿Enfermedad ocupacional? [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information Dec. 2007, Vol.LIII, No.209, p.35-41. Illus. 14 ref.
Internet access [in Spanish]
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) Latin America; infectious diseases; bartonellosis; bacilli
Descriptors (secondary) Colombia; Ecuador; Peru; medical treatment; DDT; warts; diagnosis; occupational diseases
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSpain; Peru
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Viral diseases (other than aids)