|Document ID (ISN)||78684|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0300-0559 - Revue de médecine du travail
|Convention or series no.
||Pouliquen P., Catilina P.
||Leptospirosis vaccine - Pharmacosurveillance survey carried out among doctors who administer the vaccination
||Vaccin leptospires - Enquête de pharmacosurveillance auprès des médecins vaccinateurs [in French]|
||Mar.-Apr. 2000, Vol.XXVII, No.2, p.83-88. Illus. 18 ref.
||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.
||occupational diseases; leptospirosis; medical supervision; risk factors; vaccination; biological hazards
||road work; laboratory work; sewage; questionnaire survey; work in sewers; prophylaxis; frequency rates; sewage treatment; industrial physicians; waste disposal
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||France|
||Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)
Bacterial and parasitic diseases