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Document ID (ISN)104169
CIS number 05-469
Year 2004
Convention or series no. DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No.2005-109
Author(s) Lenhart S.W., Schafer M.P., Singal M., Hajjeh R.A.
Title Histoplasmosis - Protecting workers at risk
Bibliographic information Publications Dissemination, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45226-2002, USA, Dec. 2004. Rev.ed. vi, 31p. Illus. 146 ref.
Internet access http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2005-109/pdfs/2005-109.pdf [in English]
Abstract This booklet is a revised edition of the document analyzed under CIS 97-2064. It describes the nature and causes of histoplasmosis, an infectious disease caused by inhaling spores of the fungus Histoplasma capsulatum. Main topics covered: definition of histoplasmosis; diagnosis; jobs and activities at risk of exposure to H. capsulatum spores; precautions to reduce exposure; selection and use of respirators; other personal protective equipment; other infectious agents to which workers could be exposed; further sources of information.
Descriptors (primary) USA; infection control; histoplasmosis
Descriptors (secondary) dust control; spores; birds; skin tests; diagnosis; respirators; fungi
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Mycoses
Bacterial and parasitic diseases