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Document ID (ISN)101562
CIS number 03-925
ISSN - Serial title 0339-6517 - Documents pour le médecin du travail
Year 2003
Convention or series no. DMT 94 TC 93
Author(s) Malard S., Schaffner F., Le Bâcle C.
Title Dengue: A public health problem related to certain occupational activities
Original title La dengue: un problème de santé publique lié à des activités professionnelles [in French]
Bibliographic information 2nd Quarter 2003, No.94, p.151-160. Illus. 26 ref.
Internet access [in French]
Abstract Dengue is a viral disease characterized by high bouts of fever accompanied by tremors, frontal headache, myalgia and intense musculoskeletal pain in the upper and lower extremities. It may be fatal. The objective of this feature article is to discuss the risks of importing into France the mosquito vector of the disease (Aedes), to alert the enterprises at risk by way of their occupational physician and to propose preventive measures. Contents: sectors of activity concerned by the disease (direct exposure to goods imported by sea from Asia and Africa, in particular used tyres and plant seedlings); evaluation and characterization of the hazard (description of the disease and its vectors); prevention within the enterprise (current sanitary regulations, storage, disinfection); specific problems faced by French overseas territories.
Descriptors (primary) occupational diseases; viruses; risk factors; dengue; tropical diseases
Descriptors (secondary) disinfection of equipment; France; plants; industrial physicians; storage; sea transport; transport containers
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Zoonoses
Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Viral diseases (other than aids)