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Review of infectious diseases in refugees and asylum seekers—current status and going forward

Overview of attention for article published in Public Health Reviews, September 2017
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#14 of 141)
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Title
Review of infectious diseases in refugees and asylum seekers—current status and going forward
Published in
Public Health Reviews, September 2017
DOI 10.1186/s40985-017-0065-4
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Authors

Andreas Halgreen Eiset, Christian Wejse

Abstract

An unprecedented rise in the number of asylum seekers and refugees was seen in Europe in 2015, and it seems that numbers are not going to be reduced considerably in 2016. Several studies have tried to estimate risk of infectious diseases associated with migration but only very rarely these studies make a distinction on reason for migration. In these studies, workers, students, and refugees who have moved to a foreign country are all taken to have the same disease epidemiology. A common disease epidemiology across very different migrant groups is unlikely, so in this review of infectious diseases in asylum seekers and refugees, we describe infectious disease prevalence in various types of migrants. We identified 51 studies eligible for inclusion. The highest infectious disease prevalence in refugee and asylum seeker populations have been reported for latent tuberculosis (9-45%), active tuberculosis (up to 11%), and hepatitis B (up to 12%). The same population had low prevalence of malaria (7%) and hepatitis C (up to 5%). There have been recent case reports from European countries of cutaneous diphtheria, louse-born relapsing fever, and shigella in the asylum-seeking and refugee population. The increased risk that refugees and asylum seekers have for infection with specific diseases can largely be attributed to poor living conditions during and after migration. Even though we see high transmission in the refugee populations, there is very little risk of spread to the autochthonous population. These findings support the efforts towards creating a common European standard for the health reception and reporting of asylum seekers and refugees.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 85 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 20 24%
Student > Bachelor 16 19%
Researcher 11 13%
Unspecified 10 12%
Student > Ph. D. Student 6 7%
Other 22 26%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 34 40%
Unspecified 14 16%
Nursing and Health Professions 10 12%
Social Sciences 6 7%
Immunology and Microbiology 6 7%
Other 15 18%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 23. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 21 August 2019.
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