Editor’s Pick: Microbiological Biohazards Associated with Occupational Allergies

My Editor’s Pick for this edition of EMJ Allergy and Immunology is the article provided
by E. Uzunoglu, which offers a fascinating overview of the microbiological hazards that are connected with occupational allergies. Uzunoglu accurately highlights the importance of a multidisciplinary response to occupational disease, making this a captivating read that provides topical recommendations. Prof Dr Jacques Bouchard

*Emel Uzunoglu

Medical Microbiology Department, Faculty of Medicine, Giresun University, Giresun, Turkey
*Correspondence to emeluzunoglu@yahoo.com

Disclosure: The author has declared no conflicts of interest.
Received: 02.02.17 Accepted: 22.06.17
Citation: EMJ Allergy Immunol. 2017;2[1]:74-80.


Microbiological occupational allergens usually originate from a part or products of bacteria, fungi, or arthropods. They may be harmful on their own or their impact may come from cross-reactions of their substance. It is mostly the respiratory system, conjunctiva, and skin that are affected. This short review clarifies the microbiological biohazards associated with occupational allergies.

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