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Eur J Epidemiol. 2019 Jun;34(6):611-612. doi: 10.1007/s10654-019-00492-8. Epub 2019 Feb 9.

Cystic echinococcosis in unaccompanied minor refugees from Afghanistan and the Middle East to Germany, July 2016 through June 2017.

Author information

1
Institute of Tropical Medicine and International Health, Charité Universitätsmedizin, Augustenburgerplatz 1, 13353, Berlin, Germany. joachim.richter@charite.de.
2
Department of Infectious Diseases and Pulmonary Medicine, Charité Universitätsmedizin, Berlin, Germany.
3
Institute of Tropical Medicine and International Health, Charité Universitätsmedizin, Augustenburgerplatz 1, 13353, Berlin, Germany.
4
German Heart Center Berlin and DZHK (German Centre for Cardiovascular Research), Partner Site Berlin, Berlin, Germany.

Abstract

Cystic echinococcosis (CE) is not covered by current refugee screening protocols. After we had detected CE among several refugees attending our clinic from Afghanistan and the Middle East, serological examinations for CE were performed for apparently healthy unaccompanied minor refugees from these regions.

KEYWORDS:

Afghanistan; Cystic echinococcosis; Echinococcus granulosus; Iraq; Lebanon; Middle East; Refugees; Syria

PMID:
30739267
DOI:
10.1007/s10654-019-00492-8

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