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Brucellosis: an occupational hazard for medical laboratory personnel. Report of five cases.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8181839     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Five cases of laboratory-acquired infection with Brucella melitensis are reported. This pathogen is highly contagious when handled in the laboratory. Clinicians should alert technologists when brucellosis is suspected so that specimens are handled under the most stringent safety measures. Serological surveys and instructions of laboratory workers regarding the clinical diversity of the disease are helpful for early recognition of secondary cases. On the other hand, clinicians should consider brucellosis in medical laboratory workers with unexplained signs and symptoms.
E Gruner; E Bernasconi; R L Galeazzi; D Buhl; R Heinzle; D Nadal
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Infection     Volume:  22     ISSN:  0300-8126     ISO Abbreviation:  Infection     Publication Date:    1994 Jan-Feb
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-06-15     Completed Date:  1994-06-15     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0365307     Medline TA:  Infection     Country:  GERMANY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  33-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Institut für Medizinische Mikrobiologie, Zürich, Switzerland.
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MeSH Terms
Brucellosis / etiology*
Laboratory Infection / etiology*
Middle Aged
Occupational Exposure

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