|Document ID (ISN)||102618|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1136-6532 - Medicina Marítima
|Convention or series no.
||Tabbot P.N., Robson M.G., Breen K.P.
||Foodborne pathogens: The risk to the health of merchant seafarers
||Patógenos en los alimentos: un riesgo para la salud de los marinos mercantes [in Spanish]|
||June 2003, Vol.3, No.1, p.47-71. Illus. 91 ref.
||Foodborne illness is a global problem posing new risks to human health. Emerging pathogens, globalization of the food supply, changes in human behaviour, international travel, microbial adaptation and a breakdown of the pubic health system are factors which contribute to the threat of new and dangerous disease agents. Merchant seafarers, because of their unique occupational setting, may be particularly vulnerable to potentially debilitating foodborne illnesses. Factors like close living quarters, communal meal eating, contact with labourers in ports and access to potentially-contaminated food represent special hazards for these workers. These hazards are discussed in this article, together with the appropriate prevention measures.
||food; pathogenic bacteria; biological hazards; health hazards; sea transport
||cholera; viruses; fatalities; paratyphoid fever; harbours; dysentery
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
||Transport and communications
|Broad subject area(s)
||Bacterial and parasitic diseases