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Document ID (ISN)106562
CIS number 07-725
Year 2006
Convention or series no. DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No.2006-115
Title Recommendations for protecting laboratory, field, and clinical workers from West Nile virus exposure
Bibliographic information Publications Dissemination, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45226-2001, USA, Aug. 2006. 9p. Illus. 5 ref.
Internet access [in English]
Abstract The West Nile Virus (WNV) is most often spread to humans from the bite of an infected mosquito. However, the virus can also be transmitted through contact with infected animals, their blood or their tissues. Thus laboratory, field, and clinical workers who handle tissues or fluids infected with WNV are at risk of exposure. These workers include laboratory technicians, pathologists, researchers, veterinarians and their staff, forest wardens, entomologists, ornithologists, wildlife biologists, zoo workers, health care workers, emergency personnel and others in related occupations. Aimed at these occupations, this booklet includes frequently-asked questions, and recommendations for employers and employees.
Descriptors (primary) USA; infection control; virus diseases
Descriptors (secondary) laboratory work; outdoor work; handling of animals; safe working methods; veterinary assistants; health care personnel
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Viral diseases (other than aids)