|Document ID (ISN)||108571|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0815-6409 - Journal of Occupational Health and Safety - Australia and New Zealand
|Convention or series no.
||Work-related infectious disease in Australia: Causes and affected workers
||Aug. 2006, Vol.22, No.4, p.303-314. 104 ref.
||This article consists of a literature-based review of epidemiological studies on work-related infectious disease in Australia. It reviews the magnitude, severity, causes and affected occupational groups. A wide range of Australian workers are at considerable risk of developing some kind of work-related infection. Most of these cases are relatively minor, but some result in significant morbidity. The main infections include both zoonotic and non-zoonotic organisms. The main occupational groups at risk include healthcare workers, childcare workers, agricultural workers, and meat and livestock workers.
||Australia; occupational diseases; risk factors; infectious diseases; epidemiology; occupation disease relation
||literature survey; meat industry; children; tuberculosis; zoonoses; morbidity; Q fever; legionellosis; anthrax; brucellosis; leptospirosis; infectious hepatitis; immunodeficiency syndrome; health care personnel; handling of animals; agriculture; day nurseries; livestock rearing
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Australia|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Viral diseases (other than aids)