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17 March 2021

COVID-19, migrants at higher risk of morbidity and mortality than Italians

Due to living and working conditions, as well as barriers to accessing healthcare. Study by the ISS
The most disadvantaged groups might be at a higher risk of morbidity and mortality from SARS-CoV-2 infection, due to living and working conditions, as well as barriers to accessing healthcare.

A study by the Istituto Superiore di Sanità, published on the February 2021 issue of the European Journal of Public Health, analyzed data from Italy’s COVID-19 integrated surveillance on laboratory-confirmed cases diagnosed between 20 February and 19 July 2020 to assess the impact of the COVID-19 epidemic on non-Italian nationals, including economic migrants, short-term travellers and refugees.

Read the full article “Epidemiological characteristics of COVID-19 cases in non-Italian nationals notified to the Italian surveillance system”.