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Main Title OSHA guidance update on protecting employees from Avian flu (Avian influenza) viruses /
Publisher [OSHA Publications Office, U.S. Department of Labor],
Year Published 2006
OCLC Number 1200514751
Subjects Avian influenza--United States--Prevention ; Avian influenza--Transmission ; Influenza viruses ; Industrial hygiene--United States ; Influenza in Birds--prevention & control ; Influenza, Human--prevention & control ; Disease Transmission, Infectious--prevention & control ; Influenza A Virus, H1N1 Subtype ; Occupational Exposure--prevention & control
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ELBM  RA644.I6O84 2006 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/19/2020
Collation 71 pages ; 22 cm
"OSHA 3321-10N." Includes bibliographical references (pages 61-65).
Contents Notes
Guidance for poultry employees -- Guidance for animal handlers other than poultry employees -- Guidance for laboratory employees -- Guidance for healthcare workers who treat patients with known or suspected AI -- Guidance for food handlers -- Guidance for airport personnel exposed to passengers suspected of being AI-infected -- Guidance for travelers on temporary work assignment abroad -- Guidance for U.S. employees stationed abroad -- Guidance for other employee groups that may be at risk -- Employee training -- Appendix A: Worldwide occurrence of the H5N1 virus -- Appendix B: Background on the biology of influenza viruses -- Appendix C: Genetic variations in H5N1 strains and implications for human health -- Appendix D: Survival and inactivation of influenza A viruses, including H5N1 -- Appendix E: Transmission of the H5N1 virus -- Appendix F: symptoms and outcomes of H5N1 infection in hospitalized patients -- Appendix G: Importation ban on birds from countries affected by the H5N1 virus -- Appendix H: History of human influenza pandemics and concern about a new pandemic -- Appendix I: Additional sources of information -- Appendix J: References -- OSHA assistance. This document is designed to provide guidance on health protection to employers whose employees may be exposed to avian influenza (AI) viruses and to provide technical information (in appendices) about AI viruses and, in particular, about H5N1, an AI virus currently circulating in Asia, Europe and Africa. H5N1 rarely causes disease in humans, but when it does, the case fatality rate is high. This document updates guidance on avian flu issued by OSHA in March 2004.