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Document ID (ISN)77461
CIS number 01-1533
ISSN - Serial title 1515-5447 - Salud Ocupacional
Year 2000
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Trad Fager C.
Title Tuberculosis, AIDS and work
Original title Tuberculosis, SIDA y trabajo [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information Jan.-June 2000, Vol.XVIII, No.76, p.10-17. Illus.
Abstract More than two thirds of the world population is believed to be infected by tuberculosis. The association between tuberculosis (TB) and immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) shows characteristic morbidity. This article describes the clinical features of TB, including its association with AIDS. This article reviews transmission factors, susceptibility and resistance to bacilli, treatment and screening, in particular in the Argentinian context. In terms of occupational hazards, TB represents a risk factor for workers in hospitals, veterinary practices, geriatric care institutions and in the meat processing industry. Various screening methods are also discussed.
Descriptors (primary) tuberculosis; immunodeficiency syndrome; prison services; veterinary services; health care personnel
Descriptors (secondary) Argentina; rifomycin; chemotherapy; contagion; diagnosis; isonicotinic acid hydrazide
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceArgentina
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) HIV/AIDS
Health care services
Fire fighting, police, prisons and the armed forces
Bacterial and parasitic diseases