Migration in Italy is a complex and heterogeneous phenomenon, due to different allocation, length of stay in Italy and origin.
In the last years, Sicily has experienced an increasing migration due to war, famine, dictatorship, and poverty. Data from a recent study conducted by the Italian Society of Infectious Diseases (SIMIT) highlight an increased presence of infectious diseases, especially sexually transmitted diseases.
In the present review, we report and comment on some recent data on migration and infectious diseases.
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The burden of infectious diseases on the migrant population in Sicily: a mini review
Infectious Diseases & Tropical Medicine 2016; 2 (1): e241
Published online: 01 Apr 2016