VoICE Immunization Evidence

Antimicrobial resistance among migrants in Europe: systematic review and meta-analysis.

Authored by: Nellums, L.B., Thomson, H., Castro-Sanchez, E. et al.

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Key Concept

Key Evidence: A meta-analysis of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in migrant populations in Europe found that 25% of migrants carried or were infected with antibiotic resistant organisms. When considering all migrant types, refugees and asylum seekers had a higher rate (33%) of carrying or being infected with AMR organisms than other migrant groups (7%).

Key Concept

Key Evidence: A meta-analysis of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in migrant populations in Europe found that 25% of migrants carried or were infected with antibiotic resistant organisms. When considering all migrant types, refugees and asylum seekers had a higher rate (33%) of carrying or being infected with AMR organisms than other migrant groups (7%).

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Nellums, L.B., Thomson, H., Castro-Sanchez, E. et al. 2018. Antimicrobial resistance among migrants in Europe: systematic review and meta-analysis.. Lancet Infectious Disease. 18(7).

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