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Leprosy in the United States, 1971-1981.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature238133
Source
J Infect Dis. 1985 Nov;152(5):1064-9
Publication Type
Article
Date
Nov-1985
Author
M A Neill
A W Hightower
C V Broome
Source
J Infect Dis. 1985 Nov;152(5):1064-9
Date
Nov-1985
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Adolescent
Adult
Aged
Animals
Armadillos
Asia - ethnology
Child
Child, Preschool
Emigration and Immigration
Female
Humans
Infant
Leprosy - diagnosis - drug therapy - epidemiology
Male
Mexico - ethnology
Middle Aged
Pacific Islands - ethnology
Refugees
Risk
Time Factors
United States
Abstract
In the period 1971-1981, 1,835 cases of leprosy were reported in the United States; only 10% of these cases were indigenous. Since 1977, the number of new cases reported each year has risen because of an increase in imported cases of disease, a situation reflecting the increased number of refugees and immigrants who have entered the United States from areas endemic for leprosy. Forty-five of the 50 states reported cases. In only 25% of the imported cases were the patients known to have had leprosy at the time of immigration; the remaining 75% were diagnosed in this country. The highest rate of disease onset for this latter group occurred within 12 months after entry into the United States, but cases continued to be reported 10 years after entry. Active refugee resettlement programs have widely distributed persons with leprosy, contacts of diseased persons, and persons from endemic areas throughout the 50 states, a situation necessitating the development of expertise by medical professionals and public health officials in the diagnosis, treatment, and long-term follow-up of patients with leprosy.
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Mental health services for native Hawaiians: the need for culturally relevant services.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature224355
Source
J Health Hum Resour Adm. 1991;14(1):44-61
Publication Type
Article
Date
1991