|Document ID (ISN)||107009|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1287-7778 - PrÚvention BTP
|Convention or series no.
||Ornithosis-psittacosis: Beware of infections caused by birds
||Ornithose-psittacose: gare aux infections dues aux oiseaux [in French]|
||Jan. 2007, No.92, p.58-59. Illus.
||Construction industry workers are at risk of exposure to ornithosis-psittacosis, an infectious disease transmitted by bird droppings. The bacterium which causes the infection is very stable and can survive several months in dried droppings without losing its potency. The most frequent signs are fever, shivering, headache, cough and flu-like symptoms. It can also cause moderate or severe bronchopneumonia. It is recognized as an occupational disease in France. Preventive measures include the usual hygiene precautions, working in a manner to avoid the formation of aerosols and use of personal protective equipment.
||France; birds; construction industry; construction sites; infection control; psittacosis
||symptoms; aerosols; safe working methods; personal protective equipment; personal hygiene
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||France|
|Broad subject area(s)
Viral diseases (other than aids)
Construction industry and civil engineering
Bacterial and parasitic diseases