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Document ID (ISN)28292
CIS number 77-2053
ISSN - Serial title 0959-8146 - British Medical Journal
Year 1977
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Rycroft R.J.G., Calnan C.D.
Title Occupational scabies.
Bibliographic information 30 July 1977, Vol.2, No.6082, p.303-304. 9 ref.
Abstract Report on a localised epidemic of scabies in river pleasure craft crews, lasting nearly one year. There was a sharp contrast between the paucity of scabietic lesions, especially burrows, and an unusually high infectivity. Possible causes of the outbreak, including overcrowding on board ship and personal hygiene, are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) scabies; inland water transport; ships; skin diseases
Descriptors (secondary) case study
Document type -
Subject(s) Transport and communications
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Skin diseases
Water transportation
Bacterial and parasitic diseases