ILO Home
Go to the home page
Site map | Contact us Franšais | Espa˝ol

CISDOC database

Document ID (ISN)110167
CIS number 09-1161
ISSN - Serial title 1059-924X - Journal of Agromedicine
Year 2009
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Kayali G., Ortiz E.J., Chorazy M.L., Gray G.C.
Title Lack of evidence of avian adenovirus infection among turkey workers
Bibliographic information July-Sep. 2009, Vol.14, No.3, p.299-305. 24 ref.
Abstract Although there are many animal-specific adenoviruses and occasionally they have been noted to infect man, rarely have they been studied as potential zoonotic pathogens. In this study, it was hypothesized that the hemorrhagic enteritis virus (HEV), an avian adenovirus that causes illness among turkeys, might infect humans. Using an enzyme immunosorbent assay, the authors compared sera from 95 turkey-exposed individuals with sera from 82 nonexposed controls. Multivariate modeling revealed no statistical difference in anti-HEV antibodies between the two groups.
Descriptors (primary) turkeys; zoonoses; poultry farming; risk factors; handling of animals; virus diseases
Descriptors (secondary) immunoglobulins; case-control study; serological reactions; determination in blood; statistical evaluation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Zoonoses
Viral diseases (other than aids)
Livestock rearing
Animal hazards
Bacterial and parasitic diseases