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Central American (Guatemalan, Honduran, Salvadoran) minors refugee health profile
  • Published Date:
    January 11, 2017
  • Language:
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  • Corporate Authors:
    National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (U.S.). Division of Global Migration and Quarantine.
  • Series:
    Refugee health profile
  • Description:
    Based on available data, the issues listed below are health conditions that healthcare providers should consider when caring for refugees from El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras.

    • Anemia

    • Chagas disease

    • Mental health issues

    • Obesity

    • Soil-transmitted helminth infections

    El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras are three of the northernmost countries of Central America, making up the Northern Triangle, situated just south of Mexico on the isthmus linking North and South America. The Northern Triangle has a population of roughly 29.8 million. Guatemala is the most populous country, having a population of approximately 14.9 million, while El Salvador and Honduras have populations of roughly 6.1 million and 8.7 million, respectively. Each country is mountainous and has narrow coastal belts along the Pacific Ocean and/or the Caribbean Sea. The region is vulnerable to hurricanes, active volcanoes, and earthquakes.


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