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Document ID (ISN)110867
CIS number 10-0413
ISSN - Serial title 0339-6517 - Documents pour le médecin du travail
Year 2010
Convention or series no. TP 10
Author(s) Caron V., Cosset Y.
Title Q fever in occupational settings: Where do we stand?
Original title Fièvre Q et milieu professionnel - Où en est-on? [in French]
Bibliographic information 3rd Quarter 2010, No.123, p.349-353. Illus. 9 ref.
Internet access TP_10.pdf [in French]
Abstract While Q fever may be serious for certain populations and may concern many workers in contact with animals (mainly bovines, goats and sheep) and their environment, it remains largely unknown and is rarely mentioned by physicians. Animal farmers, veterinarians, inseminators, and slaughterhouse and meat quartering workers are among the most exposed. An epidemic having occurred in a slaughterhouse in the French Department of Maine-et-Loire in February 2009 provides an opportunity for a brief overview of the situation of Q fever in France from the standpoints of epidemiology, risks in occupational settings and preventive measures.
Descriptors (primary) occupational medicine; Q fever; risk factors
Descriptors (secondary) epidemiology; slaughtering; zoonoses; diagnosis; medical supervision; limitation of exposure; safe working methods; handling of animals; agriculture; veterinary services
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Zoonoses