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February/March 2012 (vol. 08/5)

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Infectious disease job matrix

A large systematic literature review (242 papers) on occupational exposure to infectious diseases led to the development of occupational-exposure and site-of-entry matrices designed to improve biological hazard identification and risk assessment. Published evidence of infectious disease risk is available for only 31 job titles (International Standard Classification of Occupation), with those working in healthcare, laboratories and animal care associated with the largest numbers of agents.

Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2012; 69: 140–146.

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Occupational Health at Work February/March 2012 (vol. 08/5) pp41