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Outbreak of histoplasmosis among industrial plant workers - Nebraska, 2004.

Authors
Safranek-T; Beecham-B; King-B; Burr-G; Lamias-M; Fridkin-S; Morgan-J; Lindsley-M; Warnock-DW; Macedo de Oliveira-A; Shetty-S
Source
MMWR 2004 Nov; 53(43):1020-1022
NIOSHTIC No.
20025563
Abstract
In February 2004, the Nebraska Health and Human Services System (NHHSS) notified CDC about an outbreak of histoplasmosis among workers at a local agricultural processing plant (plant A). Three workers at the plant had acute, febrile, respiratory illness; two had serologic evidence of histoplasmosis. NHHSS and CDC conducted an investigation to determine the source of transmission and the extent of the outbreak. This report summarizes the findings of that investigation, which confirmed occupationally acquired histoplasmosis. Additional measures might be necessary to minimize risk for histoplasmosis among persons who work in the agricultural industry in areas where it is endemic.
Keywords
Agricultural-industry; Agricultural-workers; Respiratory-system-disorders; Region-7; Serology; Occupational-diseases; Occupational-exposure; Pulmonary-system-disorders
CODEN
MMWRB6
Publication Date
20041105
Document Type
Journal Article
Fiscal Year
2005
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Issue of Publication
43
ISSN
0892-3787
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
Source Name
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
State
GA; NE; OH
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