Author(s): U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Center for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases

Date Authored: February 3, 2016

Image of Burmese processing lead by a woman carrying bananas on her head
Photo by Christopher Michel (cc license).

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has created a Burmese Refugee Health Profile. The Burmese have been coming to the United States for longer than some refugee groups, so many of their health concerns may be well-known. The information provided in this refugee health profile is intended to help resettlement agencies, clinicians and providers understand the cultural background and health issues of concern for Burmese refugee populations. The following health conditions are considered priority health conditions when caring for or assisting Burmese refugees: hepatitis B and intestinal parasites.

The PDF version of the profile is in the sidebar, and can also be accessed on the CDC website .