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Document ID (ISN)61383
CIS number 93-2066
ISSN - Serial title 0962-7480 - Occupational Medicine
Year 1993
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Williams N.R., Cooper B.M.
Title Counselling of workers handling vaccinia virus
Bibliographic information Aug. 1993, Vol.43, No.3. p.125-127. 9 ref.
Abstract Vaccination with smallpox vaccine for workers handling vaccinia virus was universally recommended in the United Kingdom until 1990. Since 1990, occupational physicians and other doctors acting as supervisory medical officers have been advised to consider the need for vaccination on a case-by-case basis taking into account factors such as the virulence of the organism and the nature of the proposed work. This paper describes the practice in one organisation for the counselling of prospective vaccinia workers and covers the hazards and risks of the work, the main control measures and the advantages and disadvantages of vaccination.
Descriptors (primary) virus diseases; vaccination; smallpox
Descriptors (secondary) infectious diseases; livestock rearing
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Skin diseases
Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Viral diseases (other than aids)