Where #economics and #epidemics collide: #migrant #workers and #emerging #infections (Lancet, summary)

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Where economics and epidemics collide: migrant workers and emerging infections

Clarence C Tam, Mishal S Khan, Helena Legido-Quigley

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(16)31645-2

© 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.



Following widespread criticism about inadequate action during the Ebola epidemic in west Africa,1 the global response is once again being tested by two re-emerging infectious disease threats in the form of Zika and yellow fever viruses. The public health and scientific responses to these challenges have been unprecedented.

Keywords: Research; Migrants; Society; Public Health; Infectious Diseases.


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Giuseppe Michieli

I am an Italian blogger, active since 2005 with main focus on emerging infectious diseases such as avian influenza, SARS, antibiotics resistance, and many other global Health issues. Other fields of interest are: climate change, global warming, geological and biological sciences. My activity consists mainly in collection and analysis of news, public services updates, confronting sources and making decision about what are the 'signals' of an impending crisis (an outbreak, for example). When a signal is detected, I follow traces during the entire course of an event. I started in 2005 my blog ''A TIME'S MEMORY'', now with more than 40,000 posts and 3 millions of web interactions. Subsequently I added an Italian Language blog, then discontinued because of very low traffic and interest. I contributed for seven years to a public forum (FluTrackers.com) in the midst of the Ebola epidemic in West Africa in 2014, I left the site to continue alone my data tracking job.