|Document ID (ISN)||33256|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0301-0023 - Journal of the Society of Occupational Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||A prevalence study of virus warts on the hands in a poultry processing and packing station.
||Jan. 1980, Vol.30, No.1, p.20-23. 9 ref.
||The prevalence of viral warts in these workers was 38.2% (11.9% in a control population of textile workers). The common human papova virus was identified from scrapings. The possible reasons for the high prevalence of warts is discussed: the cause may be that the workers' hands are frequently wet rather than contact with the chickens themselves. Wearing gloves significantly protected workers against warts, but the prevalence was still 32% in those who always wore gloves.
||birds; food industry; warts
||viruses; protective gloves
||Food, beverage and tobacco industries
|Broad subject area(s)
Viral diseases (other than aids)
Bacterial and parasitic diseases