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Document ID (ISN)41943
CIS number 84-1042
ISSN - Serial title 1775-8785 - Archives des maladies professionnelles
Year 1983
Convention or series no.
Author(s) VÚzina N., Beauvais A., Mergler D.
Title Warts: an occupational disease
Original title Les verrues: une maladie professionnelle [in French]
Bibliographic information 1983, Vol.44, No.8, p.551-558. Illus. 26 ref.
Abstract The aim of this survey was to evaluate the prevalence of warts among workers in 8 poultry slaughterhouses in Quebec and to determine the specific environmental factors that could favour the development and propagation of the viruses causing warts. The distribution by age, seniority and sex of those responding to the questionnaire (569) was similar to that of those sent the questionnaire (1194). The prevalence of warts among the workers was 28.5% (Papilloma virus), while only 5.9% had warts before their employment in slaughterhouses. In the general population, the prevalence of warts is between 7 and 10%, with a peak around the age of 14 years. In poultry slaughterhouses, the highest incidence (38.17%) occurs among workers of 25-29 years. Among workers with 4-6 years of seniority, the incidence is 40.6%. Factors significantly associated with warts are: high humidity, wearing of steel-mesh gloves that were too large, work with saws and the handling of cold objects.
Descriptors (primary) warts; skin diseases; poultry farming; slaughtering; hand and arm protection; infectious skin diseases
Descriptors (secondary) dermatotropic virus infections; cold; questionnaire survey; morbidity
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Skin diseases
Viral diseases (other than aids)
Livestock rearing
Hand and arm protection
Bacterial and parasitic diseases