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Document ID (ISN)41164
CIS number 84-171
ISSN - Serial title 1775-8785 - Archives des maladies professionnelles
Year 1983
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Doby J.M., Guiguen C., Duval J.M., Deunff J.
Title Intestinal parasitosis in sewer workers
Original title Les parasitoses intestinales chez les Úgoutiers [in French]
Bibliographic information 1983, Vol.44, No.1, p.21-25. 8 ref.
Abstract The faeces of 80 municipal workers (sewer cleaners, street cleaners, sewage treatment personnel, etc.) and of 300 controls were examined. The risk of faecal contamination was much higher in the municipal workers than in the control population. Simple preventive measures proved to be effective in reducing the frequency of parasitic infection. Unlike a previous survey, this one gives no clear answer to the question whether dysentry should be included in a list of professional diseases.
Descriptors (primary) water treatment; refuse collection; work in sewers; amoebic dysentery; parasitic diseases
Descriptors (secondary) compensation of occupational diseases; France; comparative analysis; occupational health survey; health engineering
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Waste collection and disposal
Confined spaces