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Document ID (ISN)109422
CIS number 09-458
ISSN - Serial title 1886-6123 - Seguridad y Salud en el Trabajo
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Lagoma Loren L.
Title Occupational hazards due to exposure to prions
Original title Riesgos laborales derivados de la exposiciˇn a priones [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information Dec. 2008, No.50, p.14-19. Illus. 4 ref.
Abstract Prions are considered to be live biological agents according to the technical guide for biological agents. They may cause diseases among exposed workers that are particularly serious and for which, at the present time, there is no known efficient treatment. Following an introduction on the general aspects of prion properties and their mode of transmission, this article discusses the appropriate preventive and protective measures based on the occupational activity and the type of infectious material being handled.
Descriptors (primary) proteins; limitation of exposure; plant safety and health organization; risk factors; biological hazards
Descriptors (secondary) livestock rearing; meat industry; routes of entry; Spain; zoonoses; bovine spongiform encephalopathy; contagion; slaughtering; hazard evaluation; personal protective equipment; veterinary services; pathological anatomy; safe working methods; handling of animals; agriculture; laboratories
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSpain
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Biological hazards
Zoonoses