We conducted an investigation at a poultry processing plant in New Zealand to estimate the prevalence of warts among workers and the risk of developing warts associated with specific work areas or individual work practices.
We obtained information on demographic characteristics and self-reported medical and occupational histories from 88 (83%) of 106 permanent employees at the plant; almost half (39 people or 44%) had developed wart-like lesions on their arms or hands after they began working at this plant.
We also conducted clinical evaluations of 28 of the 32 (88%) people with wart-like lesions at the time of the investigation; in all but one case, a diagnosis of warts was confirmed.
Mots-clés Pascal : Verrue, Virose, Infection, Epidémiologie, Usine viande, Exposition professionnelle, Homme, Peau pathologie, Prévalence, Volaille, Etiologie, Facteur risque, Nouvelle Zélande, Océanie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Wart, Viral disease, Infection, Epidemiology, Meat processing plant, Occupational exposure, Human, Skin disease, Prevalence, Poultry, Etiology, Risk factor, New Zealand, Oceania
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