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Document ID (ISN)108571
CIS number 08-1058
ISSN - Serial title 0815-6409 - Journal of Occupational Health and Safety - Australia and New Zealand
Year 2006
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Driscoll T.
Title Work-related infectious disease in Australia: Causes and affected workers
Bibliographic information Aug. 2006, Vol.22, No.4, p.303-314. 104 ref.
Abstract This article consists of a literature-based review of epidemiological studies on work-related infectious disease in Australia. It reviews the magnitude, severity, causes and affected occupational groups. A wide range of Australian workers are at considerable risk of developing some kind of work-related infection. Most of these cases are relatively minor, but some result in significant morbidity. The main infections include both zoonotic and non-zoonotic organisms. The main occupational groups at risk include healthcare workers, childcare workers, agricultural workers, and meat and livestock workers.
Descriptors (primary) Australia; occupational diseases; risk factors; infectious diseases; epidemiology; occupation disease relation
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; meat industry; children; tuberculosis; zoonoses; morbidity; Q fever; legionellosis; anthrax; brucellosis; leptospirosis; infectious hepatitis; immunodeficiency syndrome; health care personnel; handling of animals; agriculture; day nurseries; livestock rearing
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceAustralia
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Zoonoses
Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Viral diseases (other than aids)