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Document ID (ISN)33845
CIS number 80-1339
ISSN - Serial title 0019-5340 - Indian Journal of Medical Research
Year 1979
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Banerjee K., Gupta N.P., Goverdhan M.K.
Title Viral infections in laboratory personnel.
Bibliographic information Mar. 1979, Vol.69, p.363-373. 23 ref.
Abstract The staff of the Indian National Institute of Virology was studied. Since the Institute was established in 1952, there have been 87 cases of infection with Kyasanur forest disease (KFD), 3 with Chikungunya, 7 with Ganjam and 1 with West Nile viruses. 64 of the KFD infections were in laboratory workers, 23 in field workers collecting insects. Infections were similar to natural cases, but there were no deaths in laboratory personnel. Vaccination with formolised KFD vaccine in 1966 seemed to reduce the incidence of infection in laboratory workers. The main mode of infection was via aerosols.
Descriptors (primary) virus diseases; laboratory work
Descriptors (secondary) India; viruses; insects
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Viral diseases (other than aids)