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Describing the burden of infectious diseases among a population of detainees in an immigration removal centre (IRC) in the United Kingdom: a descriptive epidemiological approach.

Abstract:

This study aimed to describe the burden of infectious disease within one immigration removal centre (IRC) in southern England using available data. We conducted a review of existing databases used to record cases of infectious disease and extracted health information from a random sample of 50 % of detainee medical notes. We found that there was poor correlation between routine databases and that no systematic infectious disease screening is undertaken within the IRC. However, infectious dise...

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10.1007/s10903-012-9636-0

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McLaren, E More by this author
O'Moore, É More by this author
Journal:
Journal of immigrant and minority health / Center for Minority Public Health
Volume:
15
Issue:
4
Pages:
764-770
Publication date:
2013-08-05
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EISSN:
1557-1920
ISSN:
1557-1912
URN:
uuid:8472f7cc-c56a-4e04-8a00-e8208b265dea
Source identifiers:
335237
Local pid:
pubs:335237

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