Health status of visitors and temporary residents, United States

Emad A. Yanni, Nina Marano, William M. Stauffer, Elizabeth D. Barnett, Maria Cano, Martin S. Cetron

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Human mobility has always been associated with the spread of infection, and mobility of nonimmigrant visitors and temporary residents to the United States is increasing, from ≈12 million in 1987 to ≈37 million in 2007. Lack of information about the health status of these populations upon arrival and their need for and use of medical services in the United States hinders development of public health policy, education, and provision of adequate clinical care. After these issues and needs are clarified, intervention programs should be developed to increase access and decrease the disparities of care experienced by these populations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1715-1720
Number of pages6
JournalEmerging infectious diseases
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 2009


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