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Campylobacter infection in poultry-processing workers, Virginia, USA, 2008-2011.
de Perio MA; Niemeier RT; Levine SJ; Gruszynski K; Gibbins JD
Emerg Infect Dis 2013 Feb; 19(2):286-288
During a health hazard evaluation, we investigated 29 cases of laboratory-diagnosed Campylobacter infection among workers at a poultry-processing plant. Most infected employees worked at the plant <1 month, worked as live hangers, and lived at a state-operated center. To lessen the infection risk, we recommended improvements to engineering and administrative controls at the plant.
Bacteria; Bacterial-infections; Poultry; Poultry-industry; Poultry-workers; Clinical-diagnosis; Infection-control; Engineering-controls; Administration; Control-methods; Gastrointestinal-system; Gastrointestinal-system-disorders; Food-processing-industry; Food-processing-workers; Animal-products-workers; Animals; Infectious-diseases; Ventilation; Ventilation-systems; Air-flow; Personal-protective-equipment; Sanitation; Employee-exposure; Employee-health; Food-handlers; Food-processing-workers; Author Keywords: HETA 2011-0058-3157
Marie A. de Perio, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4676 Columbia Pkwy, Mailstop R10, Cincinnati, OH 45226, USA
Issue of Publication
Emerging Infectious Diseases
Page last reviewed: September 4, 2020
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division