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Document ID (ISN)105402
CIS number 06-853
ISSN - Serial title 0007-9936 - Cahiers de médecine interprofessionnelle
Year 2005
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Genty S., Ralaimazava P., Bouchaud O.
Title Travelling African migrant workers: Role of occupational physicians
Original title Le migrant africain qui voyage: rôle du médecin du travail [in French]
Bibliographic information 2005, Vol.45, No.4, p.477-483. Illus. 9 ref.
Abstract The objective of this cross-sectional study was to analyse the prevalence of health problems among African migrant workers returning to France after a visit to their country of origin. Data were collected from three hospitals in the greater Paris region. The initial findings show that although these patients had consulted specialised medical services prior to their departure, they were affected by diarrhoea in proportions that were close to those of other travellers and by malaria in higher proportions than that of the general population, which confirms their vulnerability to these diseases. Occupational physicians should be able to alert these workers to the risks that they face, to advise on measures to take before and during the visit and to treat any potential diseases on their return.
Descriptors (primary) France; industrial physicians; migrant workers; infectious diseases
Descriptors (secondary) Africa; symptoms; diarrhoea; prophylaxis; diagnosis; cross-sectional study; hospitals; malaria
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Medicine, hygiene and first aid
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Bacterial and parasitic diseases