Lung infection recognised as an occupational disease

 Tuberculosis is increasing  among caregivers : this disease can be recognised as an occupational disease  if the illness meets the medical, occupational and administrative criteria given in the table. In this case, the disease is systematically presumed to be occupational in origin, without it having to be proven.  

All the tables of occupational diseases

Table # 18

  • Pulmonary anthrax.
  • The time limit compensation claim : 30 days.
  • List of tasks is  limitative
    contact with animals infected by anthrax or  bodies of animals..

Table # 24

Professional brucellosis 

  • Influenza-like symptoms.
  • Bronchitis, acute pneumonia
    confirmed after germ isolation or  combined results of two serology WHO
  • Bronchitis, chronic pneumonia
    positive TST to brucellosis allergy

Among people who work  in the slaughterhouses,  the veterinarians, the cheese makers.

Table # 40

Diseases caused by  tubercle bacilli  and some atypical mycobacteria :
mycobactérium avium , mycobactérium Kansaii, mycobactérium Xenopi, mycobacterium marinum, mycobacterium fortuitum

Primary infection

  • It is the first body’s response after contact with the germ.
  • Pulmonary or pleural tuberculosis  .
  • Extrathoracal tuberculosis.
  • The time limit compensation claim 6 months.

Infection caused by mycobacterium avium, mycobacterium Kansaii, mycobacterium Xenopi

  • Chronic pneumonia : the etiology of the disease should be confirmed by bacteriological testings .
  • The time limit compensation claim : 6 months.

Table # 76

Disease caused by  infectious  or parasitic agents picked up  in hospital and  home hospital.

Pneumococcal disease

  • Pneumonia.
  • Bronchopneumonia.
  • The time limit compensation claim : 10 days.
  •  confirmed after germ isolation or positive results of a soluble antigens determination.

Beta-hemolytic streptococcal infection

  • Bronchopneumonia.
  • The time limit compensation claim : 15 days.
  •  Confirmed after germ isolation:  group A beta-hemolytic streptococci

Infection caused by  herpes virus

  • Specific Pneumonitis : complication of the acute phase
  • The time limit compensation claim : 21 days

Table # 92

Professional infection caused by streptococcus suis.

  • Pneumonia.
  • The time limit compensation claim : 25 days.
  •  Streptococcus Suis must be highlighted and typed.

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