Communicable diseases: migrant health guide

Added August 3, 2017

Citation: Communicable diseases: Migrant health guide (Public Health England 2017). Accessed 9 November 2020

This document concerns guidelines for common communicable diseases in migrant populations, specifically Chagas disease, enteric fevers, helminth infections, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, HIV, malaria, poliomyelitis, STIs, and TB. It is intended for healthcare providers who work with migrant populations. The content also includes guidelines for recommended immunizations and screenings.


Disclaimer: This summary has been written by staff and volunteers of Evidence Aid in order to make the content of the original document accessible to decision makers who are searching for the available evidence on the health of refugees and asylum seekers but may not have the time, initially, to read the original report in full. This summary is not intended as a substitute for the medical advice of physicians, other health workers, professional associations, guideline developers, or national governments and international agencies. If readers of this summary think that the evidence that is presented within it is relevant to their decision-making they should refer to the content and details of the original article, and the advice and guidelines offered by other sources of expertise, before making decisions. Evidence Aid cannot be held responsible for any decisions made about the health of refugees and asylum seekers on the basis of this summary alone.