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Document ID (ISN)106503
CIS number 07-716
ISSN - Serial title 0944-2502 - Zentralblatt für Arbeitsmedizin, Arbeitsschutz und Ergonomie
Year 2005
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Lenz M., Groneberg D.A., Schäcke G.
Title Severe acute respiratory syndrome - SARS - in occupational and environmental medicine
Original title Schweres akutes respiratorisches Syndrom - SARS - in der Arbeits- und Umweltmedizin [in German]
Bibliographic information Aug. 2005, Vol.55, No.8, p.254-262. 61 ref.
Abstract This article presents the chronology of the SARS epidemic and sums up current understanding concerning this disease (diagnosis, treatment and prevention). It covers more specifically the aspects related to occupational medicine. Results of studies on the rate of infection among health care personnel who cared for SARS patients are presented. Persons working in research laboratories handling the SARS coronavirus are also at an increased risk, together with airline crews (contamination by passengers) and persons handling livestock (contamination by infected animals).
Descriptors (primary) Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome; health care personnel; respiratory diseases; infectious diseases
Descriptors (secondary) laboratory work; viruses; aetiology; handling of animals; slaughtering; aircraft; diagnosis; contagion
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Health care services
Bacterial and parasitic diseases