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.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Dermatosen in Beruf und Umwelt|
|Publication status||Published - 1994|
- meat handlers
- virus warts, epidemiology
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health