Author(s): U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases; Division of Global Migration and Quarantine

Date Authored: January 11, 2017

Teaching Central American minors
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21 page PDF (see sidebar). This refugee health profile is intended to help resettlement agencies and healthcare providers gain a better understanding of Central American immigrants, their cultural backgrounds and population-specific health issues. The following health conditions are considered priorities for screening and evaluation in these groups: mental health, soil-transmitted helminths, Chagas, anemia, lead exposure, and nutritional status (malnutrition or obesity/overweight).