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Document ID (ISN)50661
CIS number 88-2072
ISSN - Serial title 0006-5528 - National Defense Medical Journal
Year 1987
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Shinomiya N., Seno M., Shimizu K., Suzuki S., Ohno F., Ikeda T., Itoh A., Hamada K., Ohiwa H.
Title Prevention of infectious diseases during saturation dives
Original title Hōwa-sensui ni okeru kansen-yobō [in Japanese]
Bibliographic information June 1987, Vol.34, No.6, p.211-219. Illus. 14 ref.
Abstract When divers work in a chamber for long periods of time, the environment during saturation dives (high temperature, humidity and oxygen partial pressure, and its sealed nature) is ideal for bacterial growth. In addition, in a closed space upper respiratory infections are easily transferred to other divers. To prevent these problems, good personal and chamber hygiene are necessary. This paper shows bacteriological data about chamber and ear hygiene in saturation dives. Investigation of bacteriological contamination of the diving system and diver monitoring will provide useful information and ensure safety in diving operations.
Descriptors (primary) bacteria; saturation diving; diving; infectious diseases
Descriptors (secondary) otitis externa
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Bacterial and parasitic diseases