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Document ID (ISN)38381
CIS number 82-1655
ISSN - Serial title 0105-1873 - Contact Dermatitis
Year 1981
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Wall L.M., Oakes D., Rycroft R.J.G.
Title Virus warts in meat handlers
Bibliographic information Sep. 1981, Vol.7, No.5, p.259-267. Illus. 8 ref.
Abstract Epidemiological study of virus warts on the hands of employees of a large meat processing factory (pork, beef). Of 1,141 employees examined, 687 were constantly handling meat. Detailed study of the various departments of the factory (deboning, butchery, processing, storage, packing, cookhouse, etc.). According to type of employment, prevalence of warts varied between 33.6% and 70.4% in employees handling meat, and between 18.2 and 44.4 in non-meat handlers. In 50% of these cases the workers concerned were unaware of the development of warts (especially plane warts).
Descriptors (primary) dermatotropic virus infections; meat industry; warts
Descriptors (secondary) viruses; epidemiologic study; hand
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Skin diseases
Food industry
Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Viral diseases (other than aids)