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Document ID (ISN)48518
CIS number 87-1500
ISSN - Serial title 0002-8894 - American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal
Year 1987
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Miller C.D., Songer J.R., Sullivan J.F.
Title A twenty-five year review of laboratory-acquired human infections at the National Animal Disease Center
Bibliographic information Mar. 1987, Vol.48, No.3, p.271-275. 13 ref.
Abstract The Center's experience with personnel exposure or infection with pathogenic agents is summarised. 128 cases of laboratory-associated exposures to infectious disease agents were reported. Of these exposures, 103 resulted from known accidents. The other 25 were identified only after the development of clinical or serological manifestations of infection. Thirty-four cases of laboratory-acquired infections were reviewed. Class 3 organisms - Chalmydia sp., Brucella sp. and Mycobacterium sp. - were responsible for 76% of the infections encountered, with Brucella sp. incriminated most frequently. The most commonly reported cause of exposure was associated with hypodermic syringes. Most infections, however, could not be associated with known routes of exposure, with aerosols being assumed in some of the cases.
Descriptors (primary) laboratory work; infectious diseases; zoonoses; experimental animals
Descriptors (secondary) bacterial diseases; literature survey
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Zoonoses
Animal hazards
Bacterial and parasitic diseases