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Document ID (ISN)111758
CIS number 11-0360
ISSN - Serial title 1232-1087 - International Journal of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health
Year 2011
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Kurnatowski P., Warpechowska M., Kurnatowska A.J.
Title Knowledge on Lyme disease among foresters
Bibliographic information 2011, Vol.24, No.1, p.78-93. 24 ref.
Abstract The main aim of this study was to evaluate the level of knowledge on Lyme disease among people whose profession involves working in the forest in Poland. The study was performed on 159 subjects. Only 15% were aware of the etiological factor of disease, while 98% were aware of the main cause of infection and route of pathogen transmission. It is concluded that information on Lyme disease, particularly among highly-exposed workers, is not satisfactory. Little knowledge on tick risk among secondary school students highlights the need for cooperation between teachers, epidemiologists, and health service providers in order to propagate the knowledge on parasites, symptoms, disease propagation and methods of prevention.
Descriptors (primary) Poland; Lyme disease; safety consciousness; forestry
Descriptors (secondary) questionnaire survey; information dissemination; information of personnel; role of government; educational institutions
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Forestry
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Safety and health information
Forestry and logging
Bacterial and parasitic diseases