[Consensus for the management of infectious diseases among asylum seekers and detainees in the canton of Vaud].

Authors:
Eric Masserey
Eric Masserey
2Cantonal Unit for Infection Control and Prevention
Elodie Dory
Elodie Dory
Institut Universitaire de Médecine Générale Université de Lausanne
Patrick Bodenmann
Patrick Bodenmann
University of Lausanne
Switzerland

Rev Med Suisse 2019 Feb;15(640):466-472

Département vulnérabilités et médecine sociale, Centre universitaire de médecine générale et santé publique, 1011 Lausanne.

Our work develops procedures and useful tools for the screening, assessment and management of prevalent infectious or parasitic diseases (tuberculosis, measles, chickenpox, scabies, bed bugs) among asylum seekers and detainees in the canton of Vaud, populations living in similar closed settings. Its aim is to support health professionals in their work, to maintain the health of the target population and to protect the health of the community. Through a literature review and a focus group with experts, it is proposed to harmonize the existing procedures in asylum seekers centres end prisons of the canton of Vaud. The proposed decision algorithms are coherent with the recommendations of the literature and relevant in terms of public health and ethics, as well as feasible logistically and acceptable by the field health professionals.

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