|Document ID (ISN)||66837|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1250-3274 - Archives des maladies professionnelles et de médecine du travail
|Convention or series no.
||Pellé-Duporté D., Kouyoumdjian S., Tuchais E., Carbonnelle B., Simon B.
||An outbreak of ornithosis in a poultry slaughterhouse
||Une épidémie d'ornithose dans un abattoir de volailles [in French]|
||Feb. 1996, Vol.57, No.1, p.51-54. 14 ref.
||Ornithosis is an infectious disease caused by the bacterium Chlamydia psittaci. Poultry and other birds are the main carriers of the bacteria, transmitted to the human through the respiratory tract. An outbreak of this disease in a French poultry slaughterhouse in April 1990 is reported. Out of 56 workers, 18 developed symptoms compelling them to stop work (4 were sent to hospital). Symptoms combined acute and feverish pneumopathies with a general deterioration of the state of health. In other cases, the clinical picture was less complete. Diagnosis was founded on serology, no germ was isolated by usual bacteriological techniques. The evolution of the disease, after antibiotic treatment, was good in all the cases. Workers were compensated by the French "Régime général de la Sécurité sociale" (occupational disease No.87).
||zoonoses; infectious diseases; meat industry; slaughtering; psittacosis
||compensation of occupational diseases; case study; France; serological reactions; diagnosis; medical treatment; symptoms
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||France|
||Food, beverage and tobacco industries
|Broad subject area(s)
Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Viral diseases (other than aids)