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Article: Emerging occupational lung infections

TitleEmerging occupational lung infections
Authors
Issue Date2007
PublisherInternational Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.theunion.org/about-the-journal/about-the-journal.html
Citation
International Journal Of Tuberculosis And Lung Disease, 2007, v. 11 n. 7, p. 710-721 How to Cite?
AbstractRecent experiences of emerging infections, such as severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and avian influenza (H5N1), have highlighted the risks of serious pulmonary infections from occupational exposures. Occupationally acquired human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection could also result in life-threatening, opportunistic lung infections as a result of host immunosuppression. These three occupationally acquired infections are major public health problems that carry with them enormous economic and societal implications. The present review discusses their microbiology, epidemiology and mode of transmission, clinical features, treatment and, more importantly, prevention. Health care workers (HCWs), who are a valuable health care resource especially in the developing nations, are at high risk for acquiring these diseases. Drugs for the treatment of HIV infection are expensive and not widely available in the developing world where they are most needed. As there is no well-recognised effective treatment for SARS and avian influenza, prevention of infection is most important. HCWs should be aware of occupationally acquired infections and know how to protect themselves. Regular training should be provided by all health care institutions on infection control measures and the use of personal protective equipment. © 2005 The Union.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/79104
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2015 Impact Factor: 2.148
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.381
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dc.contributor.authorBecker, Men_HK
dc.contributor.authorChanYeung, MMen_HK
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dc.description.abstractRecent experiences of emerging infections, such as severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and avian influenza (H5N1), have highlighted the risks of serious pulmonary infections from occupational exposures. Occupationally acquired human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection could also result in life-threatening, opportunistic lung infections as a result of host immunosuppression. These three occupationally acquired infections are major public health problems that carry with them enormous economic and societal implications. The present review discusses their microbiology, epidemiology and mode of transmission, clinical features, treatment and, more importantly, prevention. Health care workers (HCWs), who are a valuable health care resource especially in the developing nations, are at high risk for acquiring these diseases. Drugs for the treatment of HIV infection are expensive and not widely available in the developing world where they are most needed. As there is no well-recognised effective treatment for SARS and avian influenza, prevention of infection is most important. HCWs should be aware of occupationally acquired infections and know how to protect themselves. Regular training should be provided by all health care institutions on infection control measures and the use of personal protective equipment. © 2005 The Union.en_HK
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dc.subject.meshAnimalsen_HK
dc.subject.meshBirdsen_HK
dc.subject.meshCommunicable Diseases, Emerging - epidemiology - prevention & controlen_HK
dc.subject.meshDeveloped Countriesen_HK
dc.subject.meshDeveloping Countriesen_HK
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_HK
dc.subject.meshHIV Infections - epidemiology - prevention & control - transmissionen_HK
dc.subject.meshHong Kong - epidemiologyen_HK
dc.subject.meshHumansen_HK
dc.subject.meshIncidenceen_HK
dc.subject.meshInfectious Disease Transmission, Patient-to-Professional - prevention & control - statistics & numerical dataen_HK
dc.subject.meshInfluenza in Birds - epidemiology - transmissionen_HK
dc.subject.meshInfluenza, Human - epidemiology - prevention & controlen_HK
dc.subject.meshLung Diseases - epidemiology - microbiologyen_HK
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dc.subject.meshOccupational Diseases - epidemiology - prevention & controlen_HK
dc.subject.meshOccupational Exposure - adverse effectsen_HK
dc.subject.meshRespiratory Tract Infections - epidemiology - prevention & controlen_HK
dc.subject.meshRisk Assessmenten_HK
dc.subject.meshSevere Acute Respiratory Syndrome - epidemiology - prevention & control - transmissionen_HK
dc.titleEmerging occupational lung infectionsen_HK
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