The Slovenian National Institute for Public Health announced on Wednesday that there is currently no danger to the health of the population for refugee waves, although migrants have reported diseases such as tuberculosis, hepatitis A and typhus, according to Slovenian television.
After an inspection in the Brežica area where more migrants are kept, the institute said the health of the population was not compromised, but there was a risk of spreading infectious diseases among the refugees themselves.
If this were to happen, it would have additional burden on healthcare professionals engaged in the screening of refugee populations, including those who have not been ill so far, but have been exhausted over several days, so they are increasingly calling for help from doctors, but also unemployed doctors.
At the National Institute of Public Health, they state that their epidemiological service operates at a rate of 24 per day and is included in the system of surveillance of contagious diseases worldwide and within the European Rapid Alert System.
According to data from the bureau, so far, tuberculosis and hepatitis A have been observed among refugees, but acute intestinal diseases and various viral colds prevail, but there have been cases of tuberculosis, typhus, skin diseases, and itching and ears.
Nonetheless, neither in Slovenia nor in other countries through which migrants are going for now has no news about major incidents of infection, they say in the Slovenian health care institute.