|Document ID (ISN)||103821|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0339-6517 - Documents pour le médecin du travail
|Convention or series no.
||DMT 98 TC 98
||Balty L., Bayeux-Dunglas M.C.
||Legionella in occupational settings
||Légionelles et milieu de travail [in French]|
||2nd Quarter 2004, No.98, p.173-199. Illus. 67 ref.
||http://www.dmt-prevention.fr/inrs-pub/inrs01.nsf/IntranetObject-accesParReference/TC%2098/$File/TC98.pdf [in French]
||The bacteria responsible for legionellosis, Legionella pneumophila, was identified in 1997. Propagation of the disease in humans occurs through the inhalation of micro-droplets of contaminated water. Despite the lack of data on contamination in occupational settings, it is generally accepted that certain occupational groups are at risk of exposure. The prevention of hazards related to Legionella is based on the sound design of equipment, followed by appropriate management and maintenance. Occupational physicians and persons responsible for occupational hygiene in enterprises where equipment that may present a hazard is present frequently question the INRS on the means of prevention against Legionella and on the surveillance systems to be implemented. The objective of this review article is to present the current state of knowledge in this area and to describe the appropriate prevention measures.
||occupational diseases; pathogenic bacteria; risk factors; premises; biological hazards; legionellosis
||epidemiological aspects; occupation disease relation; aerosols; cooling systems; design of equipment; diagnosis; cleaning; medical supervision; maintenance
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||France|
|Broad subject area(s)
Bacterial and parasitic diseases