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Document ID (ISN)41491
CIS number 84-498
ISSN - Serial title 0140-6736 - Lancet
Year 1983
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Saxinger W.C., Blayney D.W., Postal M., Blattner W.A.
Title Risk of infection of laboratory workers with the human T-cell leukaemia virus
Bibliographic information 30 July 1983, Vol.2, No.8344, p.274-275. 10 ref.
Abstract Viral antibodies were looked for in 125 workers at virology, tissue culture, pathology, and cytogenetics laboratories and patient care areas, all of whom were studying human T-cell leukaemia virus (HTLV) or HTLV-infected patients. One (black female) laboratory worker had serum antibodies to HTLV, probably acquired before she began work in the USA. The use of safety procedures similar to those for hepatitis appears to have been adequate. The results demonstrate the usefulness of pre-employment serum storage for biological workers.
Descriptors (primary) laboratory work; viruses; serological reactions; hospitals; biological hazards; infectious diseases
Descriptors (secondary) leukaemia; USA; pre-employment medical examinations; research establishments; virus diseases
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Viral diseases (other than aids)
Health care services
Biological hazards
Bacterial and parasitic diseases