|There are a
number of medically related systems in place to address the health concerns
of refugees desiring to emigrate to the USA.
The first is the overseas medical exam.
immigrants, are required to
receive an overseas visa medical examine one year prior to their departure to
the U.S. The criteria for this examine is set forth in the Immigration and
Nationality Act. The purpose of this examine is to exclude persons who have
the above conditions-
|The quality and
comprehensiveness of the visas medical examination vary. Because the examine is good for one year
before departure, a refugee can develop infectious conditions after the
overseas medical exam and before departure to the U.S. Likewise, screening for many other
infectious disease such as malaria and other intestinal parasitic infection
is not routine.