September 2008 issue of emerging infectious diseases on infectious diseases in the homeless so marian, tell us what type of diseases are the homeless most susceptible to [dr marian mcdonald] there’s a range of infectious diseases that the homeless are susceptible.
Resources and assistance to support hud's community partners need housing assistance people experiencing homelessness often have a higher risk for exposure to communicable diseases and have little access to health care systems and treatment in their communities common communicable diseases that often affect homeless populations more.
Rates of the infectious diseases hiv, hepatitis c and tuberculosis among the world’s homeless people are many times higher than in the general population, according to a new systematic review of existing data published online first in the lancet infectious diseases.
Epidemiologic studies of homeless populations have reported the following prevalence rates for infectious diseases: 62%-35% for hiv infection, 17%-30% for hepatitis b virus (hbv) infection, 12%-30% for hepatitis c virus (hcv) infection, 12%-68% for active tuberculosis (tb), 38%-56% for scabies, 7%-22% for body louse infestation, and 2%-30% for bartonella quintana infection, which is the most common louse-borne disease in urban homeless.
Many chronic diseases and disorders, like hypertension and diabetes, are common in homeless populations homelessness has also been associated with seizures in one 2006 study , 493% of people in the sample group were diagnosed with epilepsy and 407% with alcohol-related seizures.
Homelessness is an increasing public health problem because of poor living conditions and limited access to healthcare systems, homeless persons are exposed to many communicable infections we summarize the intervention measures reported to be efficient for the control and the prevention of common transmissible infections among homeless populations.
Cutaneous disease is a frequent cause of morbidity in the homeless several skin conditions, both infectious and noninfectious, have been described in the homeless population including trauma.