Agent Name

Lesser mealworm

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

Alphitobius diaperinus; grain beetle important in grain and poultry industries;

Category

Insect-Derived Allergens

Comments

Occupational asthma reported in grain and poultry workers; [Malo]

Reference Link

Occupational sensitivity to Alphitobius diaperinus (Panzer) (lesser mealworm)

Adverse Effects
Asthma

Yes

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Diseases

Occupational diseases associated with exposure to this agent: