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ID (ISN) del documento53246
Número CIS 90-321
ISSN - Título de la serie 0096-1736 - Journal of Occupational Medicine
Año 1989
Número de serie
Autor(es) Doyle L., Gallagher K., Health B.S., Patterson W.B.
Título An outbreak of infectious conjunctivitis spread by microscopes
Información bibliográfica Sep. 1989, Vol.31, No.9, p.758-762. 12 ref.
Resumen Among the potential occupational hazards of microscope use is the transmission of infectious agents among employees. A large (145 cases) and costly ($647 000) epidemic of viral conjunctivitis in a microelectronics factory is reported. Spread of the illness appeared to be through sharing of microscopes among employees. Routine handwashing instructions and safety glasses failed to prevent spread of the epidemic. Mandatory screening prior to work and temporary plant shut-down were finally successful. Efforts to control this outbreak and recommendations to prevent similar epidemics in other workplaces are discussed.
Descriptores (primarios) Estados Unidos; trabajos de laboratorio; conjuntivitis; prevención del contagio; ojos; microelectrónica; riesgos biológicos; contaminación microbiana; microscopía óptica
Descriptores (secundarios) estudio de caso; desinfección del material
Tipo de documento D - Artículos periódicos
Tema(s) Patología profesional
Broad subject area(s) Riesgos biológicos
Navegación por categoria(s) Diseases of the eye and vision damage
Biological hazards
Electronics industry
Environmental pollution
Manufacturing of electrical appliances and equipment
Air pollution