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[Epidemiologic and clinical aspects of toxic waste poisoning in Abidjan]

Tiembre, Issaka and Koné, Blaise A. and Dongo, Kouassi and Tanner, Marcel and Zinsstag, Jakob and Cissé, Guéladio. (2009) [Epidemiologic and clinical aspects of toxic waste poisoning in Abidjan]. Santé : cahiers d'études et de recherches francophones, Vol. 19. pp. 189-194.

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Abstract

In the nights of 19 to 21 August, 2006, highly toxic waste products were dumped at various sites in Abidjan, and numerous cases of poisoning were reported to the health authorities, who were unprepared for such a problem. The research group on Environment and Health in Urban Environment from the Swiss Center of Scientific Research and its partners at the Swiss Tropical Institute undertook this study whose objectives were to: describe the epidemiologic profile of the people poisoned; identify the main clinical symptoms and the risk factors for poisoning; and recommend steps to attenuate the effects and to prevent intermediate- and long-term consequences.
Faculties and Departments:03 Faculty of Medicine > Departement Public Health > Sozial- und Präventivmedizin > Malaria Vaccines (Tanner)
09 Associated Institutions > Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) > Department of Epidemiology and Public Health (EPH) > Health Interventions > Malaria Vaccines (Tanner)
UniBasel Contributors:Tanner, Marcel
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
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Publisher:AUPELF
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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