Migrants were more adequate than the indigenous inhabitants of Russia


They are better adapted to severe psychological conditions, but are more likely to suffer from infectious diseases.
Physicians from the First Moscow State Medical University named after I.M. Sechenov and several Moscow clinics collected all available data on the health of refugees, labor migrants and other people who came to live and work in Russia. It turned out that there was almost no research on this, but those that do exist show that former foreigners generally have serious infectious diseases, but they have virtually no problems with the psyche. Results of the study published at European Journal of Public Health , and its goals and methodology can be found in database PROSPERO. The authors of the article searched for the articles of 2005-2016, which described the health checks of adult migrants who entered Russia. These included legal and illegal migrants, refugees and stateless persons. The search was conducted in the databases of scientific articles elibrary.ru (in Russian), PubMed, Cochrane database, European Health for All Database, OTSeeker, Circumpolar Health Database, Scopus, Web of Science, WHO Global Health Observatory, Peristats (all in English) . Medics were interested in how often migrants surveyed in the jobs found suffer from infectious diseases (AIDS, tuberculosis, syphilis etc. ) and diseases not transmitted from person to person, and also how often they get injured. It turned out that the vast majority of scientific articles on the health of migrants to Russia describes what infections they bring with them. The proportion of people infected with HIV in our country is less than among the indigenous population. However, tuberculosis in migrants occurs 2-4 times more often, and syphilis – even 10 times. But there is practically no data on how common among them are the problems with the heart, blood vessels and the respiratory system (such as asthma). However, from the results of studies of migrants conducted in neighboring countries, it can be assumed that immigrants from Europe more often than native Russians suffer from respiratory and circulatory system diseases. And from Asia, on the contrary, are more stable in this regard. Information on how often migrants are injured in Russia, almost did not find. Apparently, this is due to the fact that employers prefer to hide accidents that have occurred with migrant workers. About psychiatric diseases in migrants, too, almost nothing is known. However, their feedback on their own state of mind suggests that visitors to the capital and other Russian cities are more resilient to stress than the local population of about the same level of education and prosperity. The state of health of migrants was studied in order to better organize health care in the country. The fact is that in their native land the occurrence of various diseases and the impact of various risk factors on the population is different from the Russian one. Considering that the number of immigrants in Russia is increasing, it is important to receive as full and reliable information about them as possible.


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