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Document ID (ISN)60175
CIS number 93-1033
ISBN(s) 0-11-886397-5
Year 1993
Convention or series no.
Health and Safety Executive
Title The occupational zoonoses
Bibliographic information HMSO Books, P.O. Box 276, London SW8 5DT, United Kingdom, 1993. viii, 32p. Bibl.ref. Price: GBP 5.00.
Abstract Details are given of 17 zoonoses. Information provided includes: name of disease and responsible organism; animals carrying the organism; incidence; hazard to humans; means of transmission; occupations and activities at risk; means of control; clinical diagnosis; immunisation; legislation relating to notification of the disease. An introductory chapter outlines general regulatory requirements for hazard assessment, prevention and control, health surveillance and supply of information to employees. The diseases considered are: anthrax; bovine tuberculosis; brucellosis; cryptosporidiosis; hantavirus disease; hydatid disease (echinococcosis); leptospirosis (Weil's disease and cattle form); Lyme disease; Newcastle disease; orf; ovine chlamydiosis; psittacosis; Q fever; rabies; ringworm; Streptococcosis suis. A list of occupations with associated zoonosis hazards is appended.
Descriptors (primary) occupational diseases; infection control; zoonoses; United Kingdom
Descriptors (secondary) Weil's disease; immunization; microorganisms; Lyme disease; tuberculosis of animal origin; contagion; Q fever; streptococcal infections; anthrax; brucellosis; leptospirosis; echinococcosis; microsporosis; psittacosis; rabies; ecthyma contagiosum; hazard evaluation; health hazards; notification of occupational diseases; Newcastle disease
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Zoonoses
Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Viral diseases (other than aids)