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Document ID (ISN)104770
CIS number 06-320
ISSN - Serial title 1877-7856 - Encyclopédie médico-chirurgicale
Year 2005
Convention or series no. Fascicule 16100 A 10, 4-2005
Author(s) Abadia G., Picu C.
Title Work-related zoonoses
Original title Zoonoses d'origine professionnelle [in French]
Bibliographic information Toxicologie-Pathologie professionnelle, 4th Quarter 2005, No.149, 10p. 56 ref.
Abstract Zoonoses are diseases transmitted to man by animals. Common ways of becoming infected include working in occupations involving contact with animals. An understanding of the means of transmission of these diseases enables the selection of appropriate protective measures. These should be based on limiting risks at the source by adopting strict hygiene measures within the premises and at the individual level and by wearing personal protective equipment suited to the mode of entry of the responsible microorganism. Workers should also be informed of the potential hazards. This article describes the main zoonoses encountered in occupational settings and the corresponding means of prevention.
Descriptors (primary) France; infection control; zoonoses
Descriptors (secondary) epidemiological aspects; information of personnel; Lyme disease; tularaemia; Q fever; brucellosis; erysipeloid; leptospirosis; diagnosis; personal hygiene; handling of animals; medical treatment; encyclopaedia; data sheet; routes of entry
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Bacterial and parasitic diseases