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Universal post-arrival screening for child refugees in Australia: Isn't it time?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22320270     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
It is known that the refugee population in Australia is at risk of tuberculosis (TB) and children with TB infection can develop active disease with devastating consequence. Currently, in New South Wales (NSW) and possibly other Australian States and Territories, there are different and complex health-screening pathways for newly arrived refugees. This is compounded by various factors, such as social and language difficulties for refugees to access healthcare and limited pre-embarkation screening. In this Viewpoint article, we present a child refugee in Australia with TB and use this case to reason why a universal post-arrival health screening programme should be established.
Patrick S Patradoon-Ho; Rosemary W Ambler
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-10-06
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of paediatrics and child health     Volume:  48     ISSN:  1440-1754     ISO Abbreviation:  J Paediatr Child Health     Publication Date:  2012 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-02-10     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9005421     Medline TA:  J Paediatr Child Health     Country:  Australia    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  99-102     Citation Subset:  IM    
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© 2010 The Authors. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health © 2010 Paediatrics and Child Health Division (Royal Australasian College of Physicians).
Department of Paediatrics, Mt Druitt Hospital, Mt Druitt, New South Wales, Australia.
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