Infectious diseases common to animal and man of occupational significance to agricultural workers.
NIOSH 1975 Jul; :160-175
The problems of identifying zoonotic diseases and the risks they pose for agricultural workers are discussed. Lack of valid information compounds the problems. A study was made to determine the occupational significance to agricultural workers of selected diseases. Risks for agricultural workers were compared with those for the general rural and general urban populations. Agricultural workers are considered to be at definite risk from 25 diseases, questionable risk from 15, and doubtful risk from eight. The problems of data collection and health effects are exemplified by leptospirosis; to comply with the occupational safety and health act a new approach is necessary to the improvement of agricultural workers' health. (Contract No. 099-74-0098)
NIOSH-Contract; Contract-099-74-0098; Hazards; Occupational-health; Zoonoses; Respiratory-system-disorders; Symptoms; Legislation; Health-protection; Diagnosis
Proceedings of Symposium, Conference on Agricultural Health and Safety, Iowa City, Iowa, September 4-5, 1974