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Document ID (ISN)72307
CIS number 99-305
ISSN - Serial title 1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 1998
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Gershon R.R.M., Vlahov D., Escamilla-Cejudo J.A., Badawi M., McDiarmid M., Karkashian C., Grimes M., Comstock G.W.
Title Tuberculosis risk in funeral home employees
Bibliographic information May 1998, Vol.40, No.5, p.497-503. 33 ref.
Internet access 99-305.pdf [in English]
Abstract Results of this study of 864 funeral home employees indicate that embalming personnel may be at increased risk of tuberculosis infection compared with non-embalming employees. Embalmers should undergo annual tuberculin testing and receive initial training on tuberculosis prevention. Topics: embalming; funeral services; job-exposure relation; length of exposure; questionnaire survey; respirators; risk factors; tuberculin test; tuberculosis; ventilation.
Descriptors (primary) embalming; funeral services; tuberculosis
Descriptors (secondary) ventilation; questionnaire survey; respirators; job-exposure relation; risk factors; length of exposure; tuberculin test
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Funeral services