Agent Name

Mealworm larvae

Major Category

Biological Agents

Category

Insect-Derived Allergens

Comments

Occupational asthma reported in fish-bait (mealworm larvae)and fish-food (Echinodorus larvae) handlers; [Malo]

Reference Link

Mealworm asthma: clinical and immunologic studies

Adverse Effects
Asthma

Yes

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Diseases

Occupational diseases associated with exposure to this agent: