Virus warts in a meat-processing factory

R. Zerboni, G. Tarantini, S. Muratori, P. Cannatelli, G. De Vito, P. Moroni

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The prevalence of virus warts on the hands of 196 employees of a large meat-processing factory in northern Italy was 17.8%. Production workers, who constantly handle meat, were significantly more often affected (29.7%) than those who did not handle meat (packagers 11.8%) or those of the control group of clerical and service staff (2.7%). The results of the therapy and prevention program are presented, and risk factors for wart spreading are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)237-240
Number of pages4
JournalDermatosen in Beruf und Umwelt
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1994


  • butchers
  • meat handlers
  • virus warts, epidemiology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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