Refugee crisis and re-emergence of forgotten infections in Europe
Cutler, S. 2015. Refugee crisis and re-emergence of forgotten infections in Europe. Clinical Microbiology and Infection. 22 (1), pp. 8-9.
Makeshift shelters are becoming increasingly evident in European cities as a consequence of the momentous influx of refugees seeking asylum in European countries. These individuals have endured long gruelling journeys to reach their target countries, often having to have survived appalling living conditions (figure 1a). One of the routes chosen by migrants is that from East Africa, through Sudan and Libya before reaching North Africa and eventually Europe (see figure 1b). Not unsurprisingly, this has led to the introduction of infectious diseases rarely encountered in developed nations, most notably louse-borne relapsing fever (LBRF).
|Borrelia recurrentis; borreliosis; louse-borne relapsing fever; refugees; spirochaete
|Clinical Microbiology and Infection
|22 (1), pp. 8-9
|Accepted author manuscript
|Web address (URL)
|20 Oct 2015
|Publication process dates
|27 Nov 2015
|This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Cutler, S. J., 2015, Refugee crisis and re-emergence of forgotten infections in Europe, which has been published in final form at http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cmi.2015.10.018. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving
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