• From 1980 to 1985, 14465 refugees arrived in Israel from Ethiopia. Typhoid fever, tuberculosis, or malaria was present in 1.8% to 9% of immigrants; as many as 93% were infested with intestinal parasites. Extreme malnutrition was common, and serologic evidence of syphilis and hepatitis B was frequently encountered. A program for diagnosis, therapy, and immunoprophylaxis following the massive influx of African refugees is described.
(Arch Intern Med 1989;149:117-119)
Berger SA, Schwartz T, Michaeli D. Infectious Disease Among Ethiopian Immigrants in Israel. Arch Intern Med. 1989;149(1):117–119. doi:10.1001/archinte.1989.00390010115014
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