|Document ID (ISN)||105402|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0007-9936 - Cahiers de médecine interprofessionnelle
|Convention or series no.
||Genty S., Ralaimazava P., Bouchaud O.
||Travelling African migrant workers: Role of occupational physicians
||Le migrant africain qui voyage: rôle du médecin du travail [in French]|
||2005, Vol.45, No.4, p.477-483. Illus. 9 ref.
||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.
||France; industrial physicians; migrant workers; infectious diseases
||Africa; symptoms; diarrhoea; prophylaxis; diagnosis; cross-sectional study; hospitals; malaria
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||France|
||Medicine, hygiene and first aid
|Broad subject area(s)
||Industries and occupations
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
||Bacterial and parasitic diseases