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Document ID (ISN)106536
CIS number 07-572
ISSN - Serial title 0962-7480 - Occupational Medicine
Year 2005
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Turner S., Lines S., Chen Y., Hussey L., Agius R.
Title Work-related infectious disease reported to the Occupational Disease Intelligence Network and the Health and Occupation Reporting Network in the UK (2000-2003)
Bibliographic information June 2005, Vol.55, No.4, p.275-281. Illus. 22 ref.
Abstract The objective of this study was to examine the reporting of infectious diseases by physicians participating in schemes for collecting data on occupational ill-health in the United Kingdom. Cases of infectious disease reported to the Occupational Disease Intelligence Network (ODIN) and The Health and Occupation Reporting network (THOR) from 2000 to 2003 were analysed by reporting patterns, diagnosis, single case or outbreak reporting and industry. The total number of cases of infectious disease reported to ODIN and THOR from 2000 to 2003 was 5606. 74.9% cases were diarrhoeal disease and 11.1% were scabies. The most frequently-reported sectors were social care (39.5%) and health (29.4%) while the manufacture of chemicals contributed 4.3% overall. Despite limitations related to underreporting, these schemes provide data that may be used to look at patterns of case reporting for occupational ill-health, including infectious disease.
Descriptors (primary) occupational diseases; statistics; infectious diseases; United Kingdom
Descriptors (secondary) chemical industry; scabies; frequency rates; health care personnel; notification of occupational diseases; diarrhoea
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Bacterial and parasitic diseases