Journal Article

Infections in Hispanic Immigrants

A. Clinton White and Robert L. Atmar

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 34, issue 12, pages 1627-1632
Published in print June 2002 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online June 2002 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/340620
Infections in Hispanic Immigrants

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The proportion of the US population born in foreign countries has increased during the past 30 years. More than 10% of the US population are now foreign born, and another 10% are the children of immigrants [1, 2]. These US Census Bureau figures likely underestimate the size of the foreign-born US population, because immigrants usually are undercounted. In the past, immigrants were predominantly from Europe. Today, the majority of immigrants to the United States were born in Latin America [1]. Mexico is the most common country of origin [2]. More than 7 million people who were born in Mexico live in the United States and are dispersed throughout the country [2].

Journal Article.  4274 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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