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Document ID (ISN)69989
CIS number 97-1486
ISBN(s) 0-7176-1415-8
Year 1997
Convention or series no. HSG 174
Health and Safety Executive (HSE)
Title Anthrax: Safe working and the prevention of infection
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O.Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 6FS, United Kingdom, 1997. iv, 36p. Illus. Price: GBP 7.50.
Abstract This guidance document supersedes EH 23, published in 1979 (see CIS 80-166). Main topics covered: background information (anthrax is a potentially fatal infection caused by the bacterium Bacillus anthracis, spread from animals to man; the main reservoirs of the disease are domestic ungulates like cattle, horses etc. in certain parts of the developing world; the disease is spread primarily through skin lesions, inhalation and ingestion); prevalence of the disease (most common in Turkey, southeast Asia and West Africa); occupations and processes where anthrax presents a risk (occupations dealing with infected animals, infected animal material and a contaminated environment); risk assessment; control measures against anthrax infection. In appendices: relevant legislation in the UK; clinical features of anthrax; assessment and control of anthrax risks in the importation, transport and storage of textile fibres.
Descriptors (primary) United Kingdom; training material; anthrax; zoonoses
Descriptors (secondary) animals; animal products; legislation; training manuals; hazard evaluation; infectious diseases
Document type C - Training manuals, audiovisual material
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Zoonoses
OSH training
Bacterial and parasitic diseases