|Document ID (ISN)||109422|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1886-6123 - Seguridad y Salud en el Trabajo
|Convention or series no.
||Lagoma Loren L.
||Occupational hazards due to exposure to prions
||Riesgos laborales derivados de la exposiciˇn a priones [in Spanish]|
||Dec. 2008, No.50, p.14-19. Illus. 4 ref.
||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.
||proteins; limitation of exposure; plant safety and health organization; risk factors; biological hazards
||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
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Spain|
||Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)