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Document ID (ISN)69486
CIS number 97-1353
ISSN - Serial title 0962-7480 - Occupational Medicine
Year 1997
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Lillington T., Shanahan E.M.
Title Cutaneous infection in meatworkers
Bibliographic information May 1997, Vol.47, No.4, p.197-202. Illus. 12 ref.
Abstract A study of the incident rates of cutaneous infection in an abattoir in Adelaide, South Australia showed that such infections were common (overall incidence density 0.65 per 1,000 person-days). Infection rates were greatest among workers handling hides frequently, particularly slaughterers, whose work involved handling dirty hides using knives with no hand protection. Results suggest that while laceration is not always associated with infection, hide handling predisposes workers to infection. Recommendations for infection control are put forward.
Descriptors (primary) infectious skin diseases; meat industry; slaughtering
Descriptors (secondary) Australia; epidemiologic study; infection control; microorganisms
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceAustralia
Subject(s) Food, beverage and tobacco industries
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Food industry
Skin diseases