Respiratory Disorders Secondary to Work in Hog Confinement Barns. Susanna Von Essen M.D., M.P.H. University of Nebraska Medical Center. Hog Confinement Facilities. Worker Health. There is a lot of evidence that workers have a variety of health risks
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Respiratory Disorders Secondary to Work in Hog Confinement Barns
Susanna Von Essen M.D., M.P.H.
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Symptoms of asthma present before work in hog confinement
Moderate, reversible airway obstruction on spirometry
Complaints of nasal, eye and throat irritation in hog confinement workers are very common
WPF = 16
WPF = 19
Swine influenza can infect humans
It is a variant of Influenza A
It is not known how often this occurs
Released by power washing equipment or heaters that are improperly vented