Thomas SIMONEK 1,2, Paraskevas MOSCHOU 2,3, Michalis PELEKOS 2,3, Siyana MAHROOF-SHAFFFI 2,3, Palbha JAIN 3,4, Shaun MCBRIDE 3,4 and Bruce MURRAY 3,4
1 Int. Soc. Ant. Chem. (ISAC) WG ID in Catastrophes, Aberdeen, UK
2 St Elizabeth Univ refugee and Health programme, UNHCR Lesbos Station, Lesbos Greece
3 National Public Health Organization of Greece, 2 Vostaneio General Hospital of Mytilini, Greece, National Public Health Organization, Greece
4 King‘s College London, Faculty of Life Science & Medicine, United Kingdom St Mary‘s Hospital London, United Kingdom
Background: In recent times the last listed group of illnesses – infections, has become an important subject of public health concern, for that heterogeneous migrating population with various socio-economic standards might possess potential health risk for hosting population.
Methods: The subject of this epidemiological study is aimed to present real numbers and spectrum of communicable disease of dynamic population in the First Reception Refugee Camp UNHCR in Greece.
Results: From January to February and from July to November in 2019 clinical responses were screened for spectrum of infectious disease in Reception Center Primary Healthcare point. In 23% (n=2238) visits were patients diagnosed by volunteering physician for infectious disease as a main health condition.
Conclusion: Among them 18% (n=396) were infants less than 5-year-old, with equal proportion 18% (n=396) were patients in age range between 5-18, and finally 64% (n=1446) adults.
Key words: refugee population, infectious diseases.
Lek obz, 2020, 69(5): 177-181