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Epidemiology for public health
Istituto Superiore di Sanità
Epidemiology for public health - ISS

Different impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Italian and foreign nationals

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”.