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Document ID (ISN)110014
CIS number 09-1033
ISSN - Serial title 0815-6409 - Journal of Occupational Health and Safety - Australia and New Zealand
Year 2009
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Everts R., Lloyd A., Meech R., Speers D.
Title Chronic fatigue syndrome complicating leptospirosis
Bibliographic information June 2009, Vol.25, No.3, p.209-212. 22 ref.
Abstract A link between acute leptospirosis and subsequent chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) has been alluded to by several sources but not specifically reported or discussed in the scientific medical literature. This study discusses 12 cases of occupationally acquired acute leptospirosis, complicated by CFS. The apparent link between these two diseases deserves further epidemiological investigation, because if confirmed, it has implications for both prevention and compensation of occupationally acquired leptospirosis.
Descriptors (primary) Australia; New Zealand; occupational diseases; agriculture; fatigue; handling of animals; leptospirosis
Descriptors (secondary) compensation of occupational diseases; case study; acute forms; epidemiological aspects
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceAustralia; New Zealand
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Livestock rearing