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Document ID (ISN)61679
CIS number 94-371
ISSN - Serial title 0339-6517 - Documents pour le médecin du travail
Year 1993
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Guenzi C., Simon F., Abadia G.
Title Waste water purification by biological treatment: Notification of a high-fever syndrome among workers
Original title Stations biologiques de traitements des eaux usées: enregistrement de syndromes fébriles [in French]
Bibliographic information 1st Quarter 1993, No.53, p.31-32. 2 ref.
Abstract A study by 43 French occupational physicians of waste water purification plants (see CIS 92-1370) covers the years 1990-1993. During the collection of data, a high-fever epidemic (headaches, shivers, muscle aches) broke out among workers of such a plant treating waste water from a chemical factory by biological means. Blood tests indicated an infectious origin of this epidemic, even though no viral or bacterial pathogen could be identified.
Descriptors (primary) water treatment; France; sewage treatment; sewage; biological hazards; infectious diseases
Descriptors (secondary) migraine; diarrhoea; body temperature; exposure tests; fatigue; joint diseases; report on investigation; myalgia
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Biological hazards
Bacterial and parasitic diseases