Infectious diseases of specific relevance to newly-arrived migrants in the EU/EEA
This document provides a checklist of infectious diseases to be considered among migrant populations and serves as a reminder for frontline healthcare workers of the risks of infectious diseases for newly-arrived migrants.
Migrant populations entering the EU/EEA, and particularly children, are at risk of developing infectious diseases. Migrant populations may be subject to specific risks of infectious diseases depending on their country of origin, countries visited during their journey as migrants and the conditions they experienced during migration.
Although the risk of these specific infectious diseases occurring among migrants is low, they should still be considered, to ensure that they are recognised and treated in a timely manner, or prevented by immunisation when indicated.
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Public health guidance on screening and vaccination for infectious diseases in newly arrived migrants within the EU/EEA
5 Dec 2018 - The main objective of this guidance is to provide scientific advice, based on an evidence-based assessment of targeted public health interventions, to facilitate effective screening and vaccination for priority infectious diseases among newly arrived migrant populations to the EU/EEA. It is intended to support EU/EEA Member States to develop national strategies to strengthen infectious disease prevention and control among migrants and meet the health needs of these populations.