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Anthrax: Safe working and the prevention of infection

Anthrax: Safe working and the prevention of infection
Date of publication:
1997
Series code:
HSG174
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Advice on preventing or reducing exposure to anthrax and presents practical measures to achieve adequate safety control. The guidance considers operations that are in direct contact with infected animals, or with materials or products from such, or on land contaminated by infected beasts or associated industrial processes.

Accordingly, the study scopes that workers in a spectrum of practices can be at risk, as proven by rare fatalities in jobs as diverse as leather goods manufacturing, slaughtering, farming, carpet machining, wool twisting, butchery, hostel cleaning and even the machine tool industry. The essence is that although levels of anthrax transmission are low, it is only the continued implementation of such controls that has reduced a previously significant risk.

Updated: 2015-05-19