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Federal in of tuberculosis no risk

The Federal Council gives the all-clear, Nationalrat Adrian Amstutz is dissatisfied. In December, the Bern SVP-man to the Federal Council inquired about the risks for the population due to introduced infectious diseases. Amstutz said at the time, Migration and cross-border movement of persons had recently reactivated tuberculosis, a disease from which, it was said that she was here defeated. He wanted to know by the Federal Council, therefore, more about the defensive measures of the Federal government. Now the answer of the Federal Council.

In its response to the Interpellation by Adrian Amstutz, the Federal Council writes: "The introduction of communicable diseases by asylum seekers in Switzerland represents no danger for the population." It agree though, that asylum seekers from certain countries after the entry into Switzerland, rather, a tuberculosis, developed as a Native. Tuberculosis is not very contagious; in addition, the disease after an outbreak can be treated very well.

Increased movement of persons across national borders involves the risk of Transmission of infectious diseases, and the spread of antibiotic resistances'm encouraged by the fact, confirmed by the Federal Council. The Federal office of public health was commissioned against this Background, by the epidemic of the law, but to develop and implement programs, such hazards under control. The duty of Doctors to report communicable diseases to the Federal government, allow it to review the effectiveness of the measures on an ongoing basis. It is also possible to fight suddenly and frequently occurring disease outbreaks, "timely".

epidemics law regulates the procedure

Asked had to be Amstutz flown even after the health hazards for the population, when refugees under the Resettlement programme of the Federal government directly from refugee camps abroad in Switzerland. Also the Federal Council, which now takes a clear position. Who will be picked up by such a program directly with the aircraft, under the epidemic law – exactly the same as all other asylum seekers. In this law there are requirements, such as communicable diseases detected and treated to prevent.

The Federal Council, also assured that the Resettlement of the refugees receive health checks before you arrive in Switzerland. Within a maximum of three days after arrival in a Swiss asylum accommodation asylum seekers were then referred to a medical admission information. A medical health Check-up result immediately.

"The opinion of the Bundesrat in this for the people in Switzerland very important question is superficial and slovenly"Adrian Amstutz, national councillor SVP

an Integral part of medical diagnoses in Federal asylum centres, including the detection of tuberculosis according to the Federal Council-infections. A suspicion of tuberculosis on the kick, would be isolated to the Affected immediately – for the protection of the population and of the other asylum seekers.

"growing Problem"

Nationalrat Adrian Amstutz is with these answers. "The opinion of the Bundesrat in this for the people in Switzerland very important question is superficial and sloppy," he says on request. Unclear remain about whether, and how, exactly, qualified Doctors the health to make inspections in the Camps. Amstutz: "it Had insulation measures in Switzerland are out of time and must be carried out in the countries of origin under Western observation." The increase in reported cases of Tuberculosis in the years 2015 and 2016 587 reported cases show that we are dealing with a growing Problem since at the time the asylum application numbers are also high.

"I demand a targeted and verifiable strategy of the Federal government with my next push to this topic," says Amstutz. "The Federal Council will have to show exactly how in today's environment of increasing Migration and travel patterns of tuberculosis risk in a timely manner and effectively."

(editing Tamedia)

Created: 15.03.2019, 19:21 PM

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