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Document ID (ISN)47556
CIS number 87-344
ISSN - Serial title 0007-1072 - British Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 1986
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Waitkins S.A.
Title Leptospirosis as an occupational disease
Bibliographic information Nov. 1986, Vol.43, No.11, p.721-725. Illus. 10 ref.
Abstract Leptospirosis is a febrile disease caused by bacteria of the genus Leptospira. It is relatively common in Great Britain (48-120 confirmed cases annually in the period 1980-1985), and it can be fatal. Its changing epidemiology is discussed - the new emerging hazard is exposure to cattle leptospirosis by dairy workers.
Descriptors (primary) livestock rearing; bacterial diseases; biological hazards; leptospirosis; infectious diseases
Descriptors (secondary) agriculture; United Kingdom
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Livestock rearing
Biological hazards