|Document ID (ISN)||110867|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0339-6517 - Documents pour le médecin du travail
|Convention or series no.
||Caron V., Cosset Y.
||Q fever in occupational settings: Where do we stand?
||Fièvre Q et milieu professionnel - Où en est-on? [in French]|
||3rd Quarter 2010, No.123, p.349-353. Illus. 9 ref.
||TP_10.pdf [in French]
||While Q fever may be serious for certain populations and may concern many workers in contact with animals (mainly bovines, goats and sheep) and their environment, it remains largely unknown and is rarely mentioned by physicians. Animal farmers, veterinarians, inseminators, and slaughterhouse and meat quartering workers are among the most exposed. An epidemic having occurred in a slaughterhouse in the French Department of Maine-et-Loire in February 2009 provides an opportunity for a brief overview of the situation of Q fever in France from the standpoints of epidemiology, risks in occupational settings and preventive measures.
||occupational medicine; Q fever; risk factors
||epidemiology; slaughtering; zoonoses; diagnosis; medical supervision; limitation of exposure; safe working methods; handling of animals; agriculture; veterinary services
||D - Periodical articles
||Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
|Broad subject area(s)