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Cockroach infestation on seagoing ships.
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PMID:  18479998     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Cockroaches are detected ashore worldwide. At present, little is known about cockroach infestation on ships. The authors' objective in this study was to assess the current prevalence of cockroach infestation on seagoing vessels. In August 2005, port officials investigated cockroach infestation on 59 ships in Hamburg's port via standardized procedures (ie, illuminating hiding places and using pyrethrum spray). About 3 minutes after illumination or chemical provocation, the inspectors counted the number of insects escaping from their hiding places. The examination revealed cockroach presence in the galley or mess room of 6 ships (10.2%). These ships were bigger than 10,000 gross register tons (GRT) and older than 7 years. Inspectors detected the cockroach species Blattella germanica on 5 ships and Blatta orientalis on 1 ship. The standardized use of pyrethrum spray more frequently detected cockroaches than did inspection or illumination of their hiding places.
Marcus Oldenburg; Xaver Baur
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of environmental & occupational health     Volume:  63     ISSN:  1933-8244     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch Environ Occup Health     Publication Date:  2008  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-05-15     Completed Date:  2008-07-01     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101282564     Medline TA:  Arch Environ Occup Health     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  41-6     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Institute of Occupational and Maritime Medicine and the Hamburg State Department for Social Affairs, Family, Health and Consumer Protection, University of Hamburg, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Chrysanthemum cinerariifolium
Cockroaches* / immunology
Cross-Sectional Studies
Hypersensitivity / immunology
Insect Control / methods*
Insect Vectors
Occupational Diseases / immunology
Pilot Projects
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