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Document ID (ISN)33256
CIS number 80-854
ISSN - Serial title 0301-0023 - Journal of the Society of Occupational Medicine
Year 1980
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Taylor S.W.C.
Title A prevalence study of virus warts on the hands in a poultry processing and packing station.
Bibliographic information Jan. 1980, Vol.30, No.1, p.20-23. 9 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) birds; food industry; warts
Descriptors (secondary) viruses; protective gloves
Document type -
Subject(s) Food, beverage and tobacco industries
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Skin diseases
Viral diseases (other than aids)
Food industry
Animal hazards
Bacterial and parasitic diseases