Incidence of tuberculosis, hepatitis, brucellosis, and shigellosis in British medical laboratory workers.

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A retrospective postal survey of 21 000 medical laboratory workers in England and Wales showed 18 new cases of pulmonary tuberculosis in 1971, a five-times increased risk of acquiring the disease compared with the general population. Technicians were at greatest risk, especially if they worked in morbid anatomy departments. Of the 35 cases of hepatitis, the… (More)

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@article{Harrington1976IncidenceOT, title={Incidence of tuberculosis, hepatitis, brucellosis, and shigellosis in British medical laboratory workers.}, author={J Malcolm Harrington and Harry S. Shannon}, journal={British medical journal}, year={1976}, volume={1 6012}, pages={759-62} }