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
Emerging Infectious Diseases