TROPICAL AND TRAVEL-ASSOCIATED DISEASES: Edited by Christina M. CoyleWhere was my patient born? The Intersection of tropical medicine and migrant healthBerto, Cesar G.a; Coyle, Christina M.a,b; Friedman, Liannac; Walker, Patricia F.d,e,fAuthor Information aDepartment of Medicine, NYC Health and Hospitals/Jacobi, Albert Einstein College of Medicine bDivision of Infectious Disease, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York cUniversity of Washington, St. Louis, Missouri dDepartment of Medicine, Global Medicine, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis eHealth Partners Institute, Bloomington fHealthPartners Travel and Tropical Medicine Center, St Paul, Minnesota, USA Correspondence to Cesar G. Berto, MD, Department of Medicine, NYC Health and Hospitals/Jacobi, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York, USA. Tel: +1 718 918 5656; e-mail: [email protected] Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases: October 2021 - Volume 34 - Issue 5 - p 447-454 doi: 10.1097/QCO.0000000000000773 Buy Metrics Abstract Purpose of review There is unprecedented movement of people across international borders and parasitic infections, previously restricted to endemic regions, are now encountered in nonendemic areas of the world. Recent findings Migrants may import parasitic infections acquired in their countries of origin. Increasingly, clinicians in nonendemic regions are faced with patients with neglected diseases such as Chagas disease, malaria and strongyloidiasis. There are gaps in knowledge among physicians in nonendemic regions, which lead to missed opportunities for preventive strategies and early treatment. Both primary care and infectious disease physicians should have a broad knowledge of common parasitic infections to improve health outcomes and decrease healthcare disparities through early identification and treatment of disease encountered in migrants. Summary Migrant health is still a young field in medicine; clinicians should be aware of diseases seen in migrants, and access both educational and clinical resources, including experts in tropical medicine, in order to reduce health disparities among migrants. Collaboration between primary care and infectious disease/tropical medicine experts should be strengthened. Copyright © 2021 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.