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Document ID (ISN)22761
CIS number 75-774
Year 1974
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Sergent L.
Title Tetanus: its occupational incidence - its prevention
Original title Le tétanos: son incidence professionnelle - sa prévention. [in French]
Bibliographic information Université de Paris VI, Faculté de médecine Broussais - Hôtel-Dieu, Paris, France, 1974. 49p. 75 ref.
Abstract Following a statistical analysis demonstrating the occupational incidence of tetanus, prevalent mostly in rural areas, this thesis discusses various methods of prevention, the only efficacious long-term method being vaccination. The author analyses the causes of the relative lack of success of the measures taken to combat this disease in France (insufficient knowledge of the disease and of vaccination possibilities, loopholes in statutory measures), with reference to the practitioner's responsibility and the cost aspects of vaccination. Solutions are proposed, with emphasis on those which the author deems most appropriate: more extensive legislation, educational measures to increase workers' awareness of this hazard, reimbursement of vaccination costs, medical identity card showing bearer's vaccination or serum history.
Descriptors (primary) tetanus; vaccination; agriculture
Descriptors (secondary) France; mortality; statistics; information of personnel; legislation; medical prevention; thesis
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Agriculture
Bacterial and parasitic diseases