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Document ID (ISN)74172
CIS number 99-2064
ISSN - Serial title 0465-546X - Medicina y seguridad del trabajo
Year 1997
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Palomero Gil A., Mateo Sancho J.A., de Vega García J.F.
Title Prevention of tuberculosis and analysis of its prevalence by the enterprise medical service
Original title Prevención de tuberculosis y análisis de prevalencia en un servicio médico de empresa [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information 1997, Vol.44, No.175, p.21-26. Illus. 24 ref.
Internet access 992064.pdf [in Spanish]
Abstract The prevalence of tuberculosis among workers in a Spanish enterprise is studied through the application of the tuberculin skin test to a group of young workers from urban areas, a section of the population in which a higher incidence of tuberculosis has been described in past years. Prevalence was found to be 20.1%. This result shows that tuberculosis persists among workers and control measures are limited. Topics: epidemiological aspects; frequency rates; infection control; prophylaxis; Spain; tuberculin test; tuberculosis.
Descriptors (primary) Spain; frequency rates; infection control; tuberculosis
Descriptors (secondary) epidemiological aspects; prophylaxis; tuberculin test
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSpain
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Bacterial and parasitic diseases