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Document ID (ISN)48817
CIS number 87-1498
ISSN - Serial title 0339-6517 - Documents pour le médecin du travail
Year 1987
Convention or series no. Etudes et enquêtes de médecins du travail No.6
Author(s) Curtes J.P., Cantineau A., Beaudouin L., Coton J., Jouffe E., Verger C.
Title Serological investigation of human brucellosis in abattoir workers in the Department of Ille-et-Vilaine (France)
Original title Enquête sérologique sur la brucellose humaine parmi le personnel d'un abattoir d'Ille-et-Vilaine [in French]
Bibliographic information 2nd Quarter 1987, No.30, p.109-111. 1 ref.
Abstract Results of an investigation conducted between Jan. 1980 and Jan. 1981 involving 94 abattoir workers and 108 controls. Three comparative immunological tests were performed: the Wright sero-agglutination test, the complement fixation test and the buffered antigen or rose bengal test. Results are presented in a tabular format. They demonstrate that there is a significantly high incidence of brucellosis among the workers of the abattoir, in particular among those who remove bones and offal from carcasses.
Descriptors (primary) zoonoses; infectious diseases; serological reactions; slaughtering; brucellosis
Descriptors (secondary) survey; France
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Food, beverage and tobacco industries
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Bacterial and parasitic diseases