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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2015, 12(9), 11640-11661; doi:10.3390/ijerph120911640

Towards a European Framework to Monitor Infectious Diseases among Migrant Populations: Design and Applicability

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National Centre for Epidemiology, Surveillance and Health Promotion, National Institute of Health (Istituto Superiore di Sanità, ISS), viale Regina Elena, 299-00161 Rome, Italy
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European Programme for Intervention Epidemiology Training (EPIET), European Centre for disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), Tomtebodavägen 11a, 171 83 Stockholm, Sweden
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Research and Innovation Unit AUSL (Azienda Unità Sanitaria Locale) Reggio Emilia, Reggio Emilia 42122, Italy
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Interinstitutional Epidemiology Unit, AUSL (Azienda Unità Sanitaria Locale) Reggio Emilia, Reggio Emilia 42122, Italy
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European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), Tomtebodavägen 11a, 171 83 Stockholm, Sweden
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Academic Editor: Sloane Burke Winkelman
Received: 3 August 2015 / Revised: 6 September 2015 / Accepted: 9 September 2015 / Published: 17 September 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Migrant Health)
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Abstract

There are limitations in our capacity to interpret point estimates and trends of infectious diseases occurring among diverse migrant populations living in the European Union/European Economic Area (EU/EEA). The aim of this study was to design a data collection framework that could capture information on factors associated with increased risk to infectious diseases in migrant populations in the EU/EEA. The authors defined factors associated with increased risk according to a multi-dimensional framework and performed a systematic literature review in order to identify whether those factors well reflected the reported risk factors for infectious disease in these populations. Following this, the feasibility of applying this framework to relevant available EU/EEA data sources was assessed. The proposed multidimensional framework is well suited to capture the complexity and concurrence of these risk factors and in principle applicable in the EU/EEA. The authors conclude that adopting a multi-dimensional framework to monitor infectious diseases could favor the disaggregated collection and analysis of migrant health data. View Full-Text
Keywords: transients and migrants; European Union; epidemiology; communicable diseases; data collection transients and migrants; European Union; epidemiology; communicable diseases; data collection
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Riccardo, F.; Dente, M.G.; Kärki, T.; Fabiani, M.; Napoli, C.; Chiarenza, A.; Rossi, P.G.; Munoz, C.V.; Noori, T.; Declich, S. Towards a European Framework to Monitor Infectious Diseases among Migrant Populations: Design and Applicability. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2015, 12, 11640-11661.

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