ILO Home
Go to the home page
Site map | Contact us Franšais | Espa˝ol

CISDOC database

Document ID (ISN)37600
CIS number 82-781
ISSN - Serial title 0140-6736 - Lancet
Year 1981
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Robertson M.H., Clarke I.R., Coghlan J.D., Gil O.N.
Title Leptospirosis in trout farmers
Bibliographic information 19 Sep. 1981, Vol.II, No.8247, p.626-627. 5 ref.
Abstract 5 cases of leptospirosis, ranging in severity from an influenza-like illness to a fatality, are documented. Leptospiral antibodies were found in these workers. Pond water or trout food contaminated with rat urine is believed to have caused the outbreak. An additional case, at a different location, resulted from a fish farmer wading in rat polluted water with defective rubber boots.
Descriptors (primary) fish farming; leptospirosis; fish
Descriptors (secondary) case study; microbial pollution; mortality
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Livestock rearing
Animal hazards