|Document ID (ISN)||69486|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0962-7480 - Occupational Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Lillington T., Shanahan E.M.
||Cutaneous infection in meatworkers
||May 1997, Vol.47, No.4, p.197-202. Illus. 12 ref.
||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.
||infectious skin diseases; meat industry; slaughtering
||Australia; epidemiologic study; infection control; microorganisms
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Australia|
||Food, beverage and tobacco industries
|Broad subject area(s)