TITLE

Burden of Communicable Disease among the Native and Repatriating Afghans

AUTHOR(S)
Abidi, Syed H.; Ali, Farwa; Shah, Farida; Abbas, Farhat; Ali, Syed
PUB. DATE
October 2012
SOURCE
PLoS Pathogens;Oct2012, Vol. 8 Issue 10, Special section p1
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Opinion
ABSTRACT
The authors present their insights into the exposure of Afghan natives and refugees to sexually transmitted diseases (STD), food-borne diseases and other types of infections during and following the war. United Nations (UN) agencies and non-governmental organizations cite intravenous drug abuse, prostitution, men having sex with men and low sexual awareness among refugees as risk factors. A systematic recording of the health status of refugees should be made before they are repatriated.
ACCESSION #
83695596

 

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