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Medicina y Seguridad del Trabajo

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ROTAECHE MONTALVO, Virginia. Occupational health vs tropical and imported diseases. Med. segur. trab. [online]. 2009, vol.55, n.215, pp.12-18. ISSN 1989-7790.

The aim of this paper is to propose a discussion about the increase of tropical pathologies, related with labour health workers, including new pathologies and other diseases that no longer were endemic in our society and now have become more frequent in our medical consulting rooms. These types of diseases are known as tropical or imported diseases, as well as emerging or re-emerging diseases. Our first point is about the attention paid by these health professionals on these risks and whether they really control and monitoring these diseases before and after the workers travel. Another issue are the legal consequences face by the workers that have to be exposed to theses diseases, either by requirement for their job companies or by their own choice on holiday´s destination.

Palabras clave : health professionals' working; tropical pathology; travel; Health Risks.

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