|Document ID (ISN)||111758|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1232-1087 - International Journal of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health
|Convention or series no.
||Kurnatowski P., Warpechowska M., Kurnatowska A.J.
||Knowledge on Lyme disease among foresters
||2011, Vol.24, No.1, p.78-93. 24 ref.
||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.
||Poland; Lyme disease; safety consciousness; forestry
||questionnaire survey; information dissemination; information of personnel; role of government; educational institutions
||D - Periodical articles
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
||Safety and health information
Forestry and logging
Bacterial and parasitic diseases