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Document ID (ISN)109370
CIS number 09-457
ISSN - Serial title 0465-546X - Medicina y seguridad del trabajo
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Miraz Novás C.
Title Hygiene evaluation of occupational biological hazards in the animal house of a health research facility
Original title Evaluación higiénica de riesgos biológicos del trabajo en estabulario de un centro de investigación sanitaria [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information 4th quarter 2008, Vol.54, No.213, p.97-103. Illus. 8 ref.
Internet access [in Spanish]
Abstract The purpose of this study was to assess the biological hazards to which workers in the animal facilities of a health research facility are exposed in order to determine the need for preventive measures. The methodology used involved identification of the microorganisms present, damage to health, routes of transmission, possibility of vaccination and percentage of vaccinated personnel, and the existing hygienic measures. Findings highlight the need of further preventive measures, particularly for the control of Leptospira and Brucella.
Descriptors (primary) laboratory work; experimental animals; research; biological hazards; risk factors; infectious diseases
Descriptors (secondary) routes of entry; Spain; brucellosis; leptospirosis; vaccination; hazard evaluation; health hazards; handling of animals; limitation of exposure
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSpain
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Animal hazards
Biological hazards