The impact of screening for MRSA among newly arrived asylum seekers in Norway: a cohort study

Prevalence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is increasing. It is causing serious and sometimes deadly disease and it is increasing health costs around the world. With globalization, international tourism and the consequential contact between people, the risk of spread also increases. Few studies have been published on the impact of migration on the epidemiology of MRSA.

The main goal of this study is to measure the prevalence and trends of MRSA among asylum seekers in Norway, in order to evaluate whether a change in screening advice from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health lead to an increase in spread of MRSA in Norway. Secondary goals of this study, if the data allows it, is to see associations of MRSA carriage by country and associations of MRSA with MDR-/XDR-TB, HIV and other infectious diseases.

This is a masters degree project under the program, Masters in International Community Health

Prosjektbeskrivelse med vedlegg

TSD

  • Ja

Biobank

  • Nei

Godkjenninger

NSD - Ikke behov 1 fil

Tillatelse og vurderinger fra REK og personvernombud ved Fhi vurdert tilstrekkelig.

REK - Ja 1 fil

Tidspunkt for anonymisering og sletting av dataene

  • Anonymisering: desember 2018
  • Sletting: desember 2018

Andre godkjenninger2 filer

Prosjektleder

Unni Gopinathan

Ansvarlig enhet

Avdeling for samfunnsmedisin og global helse

Forskere

Prosjekttype

  • Studentprosjekt – Bachelor-, master- eller spesialistoppgave

Helsefaglig forskning

  • Ja

Personopplysninger

  • Ikke besvart

Tidsperiode

  • Start: september 2017
  • Slutt: desember 2018
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