Guidelines for pre-departure and post-arrival medical screening and treatment of U.S.-bound refugees

Added August 3, 2017

Citation: Refugee Health Guidelines: Guidelines for pre-departure and post-arrival medical screening and treatment of U.S.-bound refugees. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Accessed 5 November 2020.

This guidance includes both overseas and domestic medical screening guidelines for refugee and asylum seekers. The overseas medical screening guidelines provide recommendations for exposures such as malaria and intestinal parasites pre-departure, whereas the domestic guidelines inform medical screening post-arrival. These guidelines are intended for any healthcare providers who may see refugees at any point during the resettlement process.

 

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.

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