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Document ID (ISN)48813
CIS number 87-1496
ISSN - Serial title 0339-6517 - Documents pour le médecin du travail
Year 1987
Convention or series no. Fiche médico-technique No.21
Author(s) Leprince A., Beaudouin L.
Title Brucellosis and its prevention
Original title La brucellose et sa prévention [in French]
Bibliographic information 2nd Quarter 1987, No.30, p.85-93. Illus. 35 ref.
Abstract Contents of this review: cause (bacteria belonging to the genus Brucella); means of transmission; epidemiology (prevalence of the disease in cattle in France is shown in a map); different clinical manifestations; diagnosis (bacteriological and serological testing, the Burnet skin test); therapy; exposed occupations (farming, veterinary surgeons, abattoir workers, meat cutters, workers in bacteriological laboratories); recommended preventive measures (vaccination, technical measures, other measures particular to certain professions); compensation. Appendix: a table describing various types of occupational brucellosis and the occupations in which they occur.
Descriptors (primary) France; zoonoses; agriculture; brucellosis; infectious diseases
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; livestock rearing; laboratories; medical supervision; veterinary services; meat industry; vaccination; slaughtering
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Zoonoses
Bacterial and parasitic diseases