HEPATITIS AND MIGRATION

Introduction The word ‘hepatitis’ literally means inflammation of the liver. An inflammation of the liver can be triggered by several causes, which may be infectious or non-infectious in nature. Most frequently, hepatitis is infectious in nature and caused by viruses (CDC, 2018). This
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DEMENTIA AMONG MIGRANT POPULATIONS

Dementia is a progressive decline of mental functions. It affects memory, thinking ability, behaviour, and emotions (Dening & Sandilyan, 2015), and it is commonly manifested with age. Due to the increasing number of people ageing outside their country of origin, dementia is an emergin
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DIABETES TYPE 1 AND MIGRATION

Introduction Type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) is a chronic noncommunicable disease, with a usual onset in childhood and adolescence (Boman et al., 2017). The condition is characterised by the destruction of pancreatic β-cells, which are responsible for the production of insulin – a hor
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AGEING AND MIGRATION

According to projections elaborated by the United Nations (UN), the proportion of the world population over 60 years of age will nearly double between 2015-2050, rising from 12% to 22% (UN, 2015). At the same time, due to migration, the number of older persons ageing outside their cou
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ROTAVIRUS AND MIGRATION

Worldwide, rotavirus is the leading cause of acute gastroenteritis, an inflammation of the stomach and the intestines, in children up to five years of age. Within this age group, rotavirus was estimated to cause 120,000 to 215,000 deaths per year globally in 2017 (Clark et al., 2017).
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