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Document ID (ISN)106326
CIS number 07-315
ISSN - Serial title 0339-6517 - Documents pour le médecin du travail
Year 2006
Convention or series no. DMT 106 TC107
Author(s) Le Bâcle C., Ducovel-Pame N., Durand E.
Title Avian influenza, avian flu and threat of pandemic: A new occupational health challenge
Original title Influenza aviaire, grippe aviaire et menace de pandémie: un nouvel enjeu en santé du travail [in French]
Bibliographic information 2nd Quarter 2006, No.106, p.139-168. Illus. 56 ref.
Internet access$File/TC107.pdf [in French]
Abstract This medical and technical review article presents the current situation with respect to influenza viruses, avian influenza, seasonal influenza, avian flu in humans and the risk of a flu pandemic. It also discusses the issue of the risk of avian flu among exposed health care professionals. Preventive measures to be implemented in specific situations are presented. An appendix summarizes the main recommendations for hospitals issued by the French ministry of health.
Descriptors (primary) avian influenza; infection control; virus diseases; zoonoses
Descriptors (secondary) France; contagion; infectious diseases; role of government; health care personnel; biological hazards; hospitals
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Influenza
Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Viral diseases (other than aids)