Infectious disease assessment for migrants

Added August 3, 2017

Citation: Infectious disease assessment for migrants (Health Protection Surveillance Centre 2015). Migrant Health Assessment Sub-committee of HPSC Scientific Advisory Committee. Accessed 9 November 2020.

This guidance concerns guidelines for common infectious diseases in migrant populations, including best practices for general assessment as well as disease-specific assessment guidelines. The intended audience is any healthcare professional involved in consultation with migrants. A summary of recommended immunisations is also included in the document.


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.