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Document ID (ISN)77664
CIS number 01-1828
ISSN - Serial title 1250-3274 - Archives des maladies professionnelles et de médecine du travail
Year 1999
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Schlosser O., Vibert M.L.
Title Prevention of leptosirosis in an occupational setting: Comments on a case report
Original title Prévention de la leptospirose en milieu professionnel: réflexion à propos d'un cas clinique [in French]
Bibliographic information May 1999, Vol.60, No.2, p.112-117. 21 ref.
Abstract A case of Weil's disease affecting a young plumber after his first exposure to working in sewers is reported. The preventive measures of the occupational risk of leptospirosis are discussed and the problems of defining approaches for temporary and occasional exposures are emphasized. The many-fold, dispersed and variable activities of many firms should encourage occupational physicians to inform workers widely about the hazards of leptospirosis, in anticipation of their possibly executing tasks which could lead to exposure. The objective is to cause further enquiries if necessary, leading to the definition of an appropriate prevention for the task.
Descriptors (primary) Weil's disease; work in sewers; plumbing; leptospirosis
Descriptors (secondary) occupational hygiene; case study; information of personnel; exposure evaluation; industrial physicians; limitation of exposure
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Confined spaces