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Infectious disease risks among refugees from North Korea

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タイトル: Infectious disease risks among refugees from North Korea
著者: Nishiura, Hiroshi 著作を一覧する
Lee, Hyojung 著作を一覧する
Yuan, Baoyin 著作を一覧する
Endo, Akira 著作を一覧する
Akhmetzhanov, Andrei R. 著作を一覧する
Chowell, Gerardo 著作を一覧する
キーワード: Migration
Importation
Risk assessment
Prevalence
Epidemic
Democratic People's Republic of Korea
発行日: 2018年 1月
出版者: Elsevier
誌名: International journal of infectious diseases
巻: 66
開始ページ: 22
終了ページ: 25
出版社 DOI: 10.1016/j.ijid.2017.10.021
抄録: Objectives: The characteristics of disease in North Korea, including severe malnutrition and infectious disease risks, have not been openly and widely analyzed. This study was performed to estimate the risks of infectious diseases among refugees from North Korea. Methods: A literature review of clinical studies among North Korean defectors was conducted to statistically estimate the risks of infectious diseases among North Korean subjects. Results: A total of six groups of data from five publications covering the years 2004 to 2014 were identified. Tuberculosis and viral hepatitis appeared to be the two most common infectious diseases, especially among adult refugees. When comparing the risks of infectious diseases between North Korean and Syrian refugees, it is critical to remember that Plasmodium vivax malaria has been endemic in North Korea, while cutaneous leishmaniasis has frequently been seen among Syrian migrants. Conclusions: Valuable datasets from health surveys of defectors were reviewed. In addition to tuberculosis and viral hepatitis, which were found to be the two most common infectious diseases, a special characteristic of North Korean defectors was Plasmodium vivax malaria. This needs to be added to the list of differential diagnoses for pyretic patients.
資料タイプ: article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2115/68452
出現コレクション:雑誌発表論文等 (Peer-reviewed Journal Articles, etc)

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