Resource: Updated Guidelines for Overseas Presumptive Treatment of Strongyloidiasis, Schistosomiasis, and Soil-Transmitted Helminth Infections
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Updated recommendations for the International Organization for Migration (IOM) physicians and other panel physicians who administer overseas predeparture presumptive treatment for intestinal parasites.
In the Literature: Presumptive treatment and medical screening for parasites in refugees resettling to the United States. (2013) Stauffer WM, Cantey PT, Montgomery S, Fox L, Parise ME, Gorbacheva O, Weinberg M, Doney A, Rotz L, Cetron MS. Curr Infect Dis Rep.
Resource: Domestic Guidelines for Intestinal Parasites
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Presumptive treatment and screening of refugees for Strongyloidiasis, Schistosomiasis and infections caused by soil-transmitted helmiths. Updated June 2013.
Resource: Refugee Patient Education Project videos
Refugee Patient Education Project is supported by the Central New York Community Foundation
Videos about latent TB infection, parasites, and Hepatitis B in multiple refugee languages: Arabic, Burmese, Nepali, Somali, and Swahili. New clinician education video on female genital cutting is now available.
In the Literature: Albendazole therapy and enteric parasites in United States-bound refugees. Swanson SJ, Phares CR, Mamo B, Smith KE, Cetron MS, Stauffer WM. (2012). New England Journal of Medicine.
In the Literature: Seroprevalence of Antibodies against Taenia solium Cysticerci among Refugees Resettled in United States. Seth E. O’Neal, John M. Townes, Patricia P. Wilkins, John C. Noh, Deborah Lee, Silvia Rodriguez, Hector H. Garcia, and William M. Stauffer. (2012). Emerging Infectious Diseases.