Cystic echinococcosis in unaccompanied minor refugees from Afghanistan and the Middle East to Germany, July 2016 through June 2017
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Cystic echinococcosis (CE) is not covered by current refugee screening protocols. After we had detected CE among several refugees attending our clinic from Afghanistan and the Middle East, serological examinations for CE were performed for apparently healthy unaccompanied minor refugees from these regions.
KeywordsEchinococcus granulosus Cystic echinococcosis Refugees Afghanistan Middle East Syria Lebanon Iraq
There was no specific financial support. The cases described have been observed in a clinical routine context. We would like to thank the patients and their guardians for their cooperation and support.
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The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.
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