Hépatite B et migrants: doit-on mieux faire? [Hepatitis B and migrants: should we do better?].

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serval:BIB_F60247CE1060
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Publication sub-type
Review (review): journal as complete as possible of one specific subject, written based on exhaustive analyses from published work.
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Publications
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Title
Hépatite B et migrants: doit-on mieux faire? [Hepatitis B and migrants: should we do better?].
Journal
Revue Médicale Suisse
Author(s)
Jaboyedoff M., Genton B., Masserey E., Bodenmann P., Rimaz R., de Vallière S.
ISSN
1660-9379 (Print)
ISSN-L
1660-9379
Publication state
Published
Issued date
03/2014
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
10
Number
421
Pages
617-621
Language
french
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Publication types: English Abstract ; Journal Article ; ReviewPublication Status: ppublish
Abstract
More than 5% of the world's population lives with chronic hepatitis B. Migrants, particularly asylum seekers, are mostly from middle and high endemic regions. In Switzerland, however, no systematic screening of chronic hepatitis B is proposed to them. In a resolution published in 2010 the WHO encourages vaccination, but also screening of people at risk, as well as care of infected individuals. On the basis of a study conducted in asylum seekers in the canton of Vaud, prevalence of Ac antiHBc is estimated at 42% and HBsAg at 8%. Possible screening strategies and care are discussed in the light of these data. Identifying infected migrants would give them access to medical care and therefore lower the rate of complications, as well as the transmission of the virus between migrants and the local population.
Keywords
Health Services Accessibility, Hepatitis B, Chronic/epidemiology, Humans, Mass Screening, Switzerland, Transients and Migrants
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