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Document ID (ISN)100814
CIS number 02-1934
ISSN - Serial title 0025-7818 - Medicina del lavoro
Year 2000
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Picciotto D., Provenzani A., Sorrentino S., Vitale F., Vesco G., Caracappa S., Verso M.G.
Title Rickettsiosis in Sicily and mass media: A not entirely groundless attention
Original title Rickettsiosi in Sicilia e mezzi di comunicazione di massa: attenzione non del tutto immotivata [in Italian]
Bibliographic information Sep.-Oct. 2000, Vol.91, No.5, p.494-500. 7 ref.
Abstract The prevalence of rickettsial diseases was assessed in Sicily (Italy) with special attention to possible occupational exposure, due to a high number of cases reported in the press. Epidemiological data showed that Sicily was indeed the Italian region where most cases of rickettsiosis occurred. Analysis of the clinical data showed that an occupational risk existed among small farmers, and that there was also a risk for other subjects active in rural areas, due to contact with infected dogs.
Descriptors (primary) rickettsial diseases; dogs; agricultural operations; contagion; zoonoses
Descriptors (secondary) Sicily; Italy
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceItaly
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Zoonoses
Animal hazards
Bacterial and parasitic diseases