Venezuela’s migration crisis: a growing health threat to the region requiring immediate attention

Journal of Travel Medicine
Volume 26, Issue 2, 2019
https://academic.oup.com/jtm/issue/26/2

 

Editorial
Venezuela’s migration crisis: a growing health threat to the region requiring immediate attention
Jaime R Torres; Julio S Castro
Journal of Travel Medicine, Volume 26, Issue 2, 2019, tay141, https://doi.org/10.1093/jtm/tay141
As Venezuela’s humanitarian crisis worsens, Venezuelans are fleeing massively. South American countries unprepared to receiving such large migration flows, are struggling to respond to the needs of this population. Risk of spillover of various infectious diseases from Venezuela to other countries is a real health threat that requires immediate attention…