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German Public Health Services and Refugee Health: Overview of Current Experiences of Healthcare in Bavaria

  • Heribert Ludwig StichEmail author
  • Angelika Deisling
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Part of the Migration, Minorities and Modernity book series (MMMO, volume 4)

Abstract

In recent years, healthcare for refugees of all age groups has represented a special challenge for public health services in Germany. Population-based medicine is a special competence of public health services and individual medical aspects receive only secondary attention. Refugee populations screened by the public health services of the Upper Bavarian District of Erding showed nearly the same prevalence of selected infectious diseases as native German population groups. Seen from the perspective of individual medicine, diseases of the skin were the most prevalent. Overall, it can be concluded that there are no increased health risks for the German population caused by refugees.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.District Office ErdingErdingGermany

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