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Document ID (ISN)48956
CIS number 88-324
ISSN - Serial title 0007-1072 - British Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 1987
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Gestal J.J.
Title Occupational hazards in hospitals: risk of infection
Bibliographic information July 1987, Vol.44, No.7, p.435-442. 154 ref.
Abstract In this review of the risk of infection to hospital staff, attention is drawn to the continuing risk presented by hepatitis B and pulmonary tuberculosis, which are more common than diseases such as typhoid fever, brucellosis, histoplasmosis, whooping cough, infectious gastroenteritis, measles, and parotiditis. Other items considered include the susceptibility of female hospital staff to rubella and the importance of their undergoing screening and vaccination; the risks currently presented by epidemic keratoconjunctivitis and by herpes viruses (herpes simplex, varicella zoster, and cytomegalovirus); and the risk of contracting the new infectious diseases (Legionnaires' disease, Marburg disease, Lassa fever, and the acquired immune deficiency syndrome).
Descriptors (primary) infectious diseases; biological hazards; hospitals
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; legionellosis; brucellosis; histoplasmosis; infectious hepatitis; vaccination; pulmonary tuberculosis; gastroenteritis; immunodeficiency syndrome; women; epidemic keratoconjunctivitis
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Viral diseases (other than aids)
Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Health care services
Biological hazards