Profile of illness in syrian refugees: A geosentinel analysis, 2013 to 2015

Frank P. Mockenhaupt, K. A. Barbre, M. Jensenius, C. S. Larsen, E. D. Barnett, W. Stauffer, C. Rothe, H. Asgeirsson, D. H. Hamer, D. H. Esposito, P. Gautret, P. Schlagenhauf

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Screening of 488 Syrian unaccompanied minor refugees (< 18 years-old) in Berlin showed low prevalence of intestinal parasites (Giardia, 7%), positive schistosomiasis serology (1.4%) and absence of hepatitis B. Among 44 ill adult Syrian refugees examined at GeoSentinel clinics worldwide, cutaneous leishmaniasis affected one in three patients; other noteworthy infections were active tuberculosis (11%) and chronic hepatitis B or C (9%). These data can contribute to evidence- based guidelines for infectious disease screening of Syrian refugees.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Issue number10
StatePublished - Mar 10 2016

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