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Anthrax as an occupational disease

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Published by Govt. Print. Off. in Washington .
Written in English


  • Anthrax,
  • Occupational diseases

Book details:

Edition Notes

Statementby John B. Andrews ... January, 1917.
SeriesBulletin of the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics,, whole no. 205, Industrial accidents and hygiene series,, no. 10
ContributionsMeeker, Royal, 1873-, United States. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
LC ClassificationsHD8051 .A62 no. 205
The Physical Object
Pagination155 p.
Number of Pages155
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL261114M
LC Control Numberl 17000014

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Historically, inhalational anthrax was called woolsorters' disease because it was an occupational hazard for people who sorted wool. Today, this form of infection is extremely rare in advanced nations, as almost no infected animals : Bacillus anthracis. Anthrax as an Occupational Disease *Report of the Committee on Anthrax presented to the Industrial Hygiene Section of the American Public Health Association at the Fifty-eighth Annual Meeting at Minneapolis, Minn., October 3, Current Issue | Past Issues | Print Books | eProducts Information For: Authors | ReviewersCited by: 3.   Anthrax is a zoonotic occupational disease caused by Bacillus anthracis, a rod-shaped immobile aerobic gram-positive bacteria with spore. Anthrax occurs in humans randomly and with low frequency. Most cases of anthrax are acquired through contact with infected animals or contaminated animal by: 4. Control and Prevention. Infection with Bacillus anthracis, (BA), which causes anthrax, occurs through direct exposure to active bacteria or bacterial es for protecting workers from exposure to BA depend on the type of work performed and knowledge of exposure risk, including potential for spore release from an accidental or intentional event.