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Document ID (ISN)78684
CIS number 02-942
ISSN - Serial title 0300-0559 - Revue de médecine du travail
Year 2000
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Pouliquen P., Catilina P.
Title Leptospirosis vaccine - Pharmacosurveillance survey carried out among doctors who administer the vaccination
Original title Vaccin leptospires - Enquête de pharmacosurveillance auprès des médecins vaccinateurs [in French]
Bibliographic information Mar.-Apr. 2000, Vol.XXVII, No.2, p.83-88. Illus. 18 ref.
Abstract Leptosirosis consists of a bacterial infection which may be particularly serious and possibly fatal. It is transmitted to man by rats, through sludge or contaminated water, and is recognized as an occupational disease. The main risk populations include workers in waste disposal, waste water treatment, roadwork, maintenance and inspection of sewers, and analytical laboratories. This article presents the results of a survey of occupational physicians, aimed at establishing current practices in medical inspection, frequency rates of leptospirosis and the effectiveness of vaccination. Preventive vaccination is shown to be a useful way of fighting leptospirosis.
Descriptors (primary) occupational diseases; leptospirosis; medical supervision; risk factors; vaccination; biological hazards
Descriptors (secondary) road work; laboratory work; sewage; questionnaire survey; work in sewers; prophylaxis; frequency rates; sewage treatment; industrial physicians; waste disposal
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Biological hazards
Bacterial and parasitic diseases