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      Analysis of 9,896 Homeless Patients within an Urban Area in 2014 – 2019 – Social Pathology Leading to Poor Health

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          Introduction: Homeless populations in EU and USA presents an increasing demographic. Social pathology includes substance or alcohol abuse, family and unemployment distress, and several other factors resulting to poverty and homelessness. Patients and Methods: The purpose of this study was to analyze the spectrum of both communicable and non-communicable diseases in two different urban environments: Large metropolitan area (BA) versus small regional town (NZ); one with 500,000 and other with 50,000 population. Results: Between January 2014 to December 2019, 9,896 homeless patients in Bratislava and 299 in Nove Zamky were analyzed for the spectrum of communicable and non-communicable disieases. Commonest ID had seasonal occurrence; respiratory tract infections (RTI) in November to March, and gastrointestinal from June to September. Conclusion: Vaccination of all homeless should be considered to prevent RTI TB, HIV, HCV in shelters

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          Journal
          Clinical Social Work and Health Intervention
          cswhi
          Journal of Clinical Social Work and Health Intervention
          2222386X
          20769741
          December 30 2019
          December 27 2019
          December 30 2019
          December 27 2019
          : 10
          : 4
          : 67-69
          Article
          10.22359/cswhi_10_4_09
          © 2019

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          Psychology, Social & Behavioral Sciences

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