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Document ID (ISN)102072
CIS number 03-1439
ISBN(s) 92-2-115753-9
Year 2004
Convention or series no.
Title SARS - Practical and administrative responses to an infectious disease in the workplace
Bibliographic information ILO Publications, International Labour Office, 1211 Genève 22, Switzerland, 2004. vi, 46p. 42 ref. + Internet links.
Internet access http://www.ilo.org/public/english/protection/safework/accidis/sars.pdf [in English]
Abstract Working paper on practical preventive measures against Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), prepared in collaboration by the SafeWork Programme at ILO Headquarters and the ILO Sub-Regional Office for East Asia in Bangkok. Contents: introduction (the threat of SARS, SARS as an occupational health hazard, action at the national and workplace level); overview of current knowledge about SARS (cause, transmission, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and prevention); practical workplace strategies for the prevention of SARS; administrative action in case of an outbreak of SARS (at the national and workplace level); ethical and psychological considerations concerning SARS.
Descriptors (primary) Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome; pneumonia; infectious diseases; ILO
Descriptors (secondary) national organization; medical prevention; safety guides; ethics; law
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceILO
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Ethical issues
Bacterial and parasitic diseases