Burden of Communicable Disease among the Native and Repatriating Afghans

Abidi, Syed H.; Ali, Farwa; Shah, Farida; Abbas, Farhat; Ali, Syed
October 2012
PLoS Pathogens;Oct2012, Vol. 8 Issue 10, Special section p1
Academic Journal
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.


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