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Habituation of wild great apes for tourism and research has had a significant positive effect on the conservation of these species. However, risks associated with such activities have been identified, specifically the transmission of human respiratory viruses to wild great apes, causing high...

Author(s)
Köndgen, S.; Calvignac-Spencer, S.; Grützmacher, K.; Keil, V.; Mätz-Rensing, K.; Nowak, K.; Metzger, S.; Kiyang, J.; Becker, A. L.; Deschner, T.; Wittig, R. M.; Lankester, F.; Leendertz, F. H.
Publisher
Nature Publishing Group, London, UK
Citation
Scientific Reports, 2017, 7, 1, pp 14581
Abstract

Despite the high risk of acquiring respiratory infections, healthcare workers who treat pilgrims at Hajj have not been studied in previous research on respiratory diseases during Hajj. The objective of this study was to determine the prevalence of different respiratory viruses among healthcare...

Author(s)
Memish, Z. A.; Assiri, A. M.; Mohammed Alshehri; Raheela Hussain; Ibrahim Alomar
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease, 2012, 10, 1, pp 18-24
Abstract

Background. The objectives of this study were to determine whether pilgrim attendance at the Hajj was associated with an increased risk of acquiring influenza, and other respiratory viruses, and to evaluate the compliance of pilgrims with influenza vaccination and other recommended preventive...

Author(s)
Memish, Z. A.; Assiri, A. M.; Raheela Hussain; Ibrahim Alomar; Stephens, G.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Boston, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel Medicine, 2012, 19, 1, pp 15-21
Abstract

A high incidence of respiratory infection, including influenza, has been reported at the Hajj in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. Reported rates of influenza have been higher among UK than among domestic pilgrims, but this could be explained by methodological differences among studies. Accordingly, the present ...

Author(s)
Rashid, H.; Shafi, S.; Haworth, E.; El--Bashir, H.; Memish, Z. A.; Sudhanva, M.; Smith, M.; Auburn, H.; Booy, R.
Publisher
Blackwell Publishing, Oxford, UK
Citation
Clinical Microbiology and Infection, 2008, 14, 6, pp 569-574
Abstract

Background: The annual Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia brings over two million people to a small confined area. Respiratory tract infection is the most common disease transmitted during this period. For most of the aetiologic agents of upper respiratory tract infections, no vaccine or...

Author(s)
Balkhy, H. H.; Memish, Z. A.; Saleh Bafaqeer; Almuneef, M. A.
Publisher
B. C. Decker Inc., Hamilton, Canada
Citation
Journal of Travel Medicine, 2004, 11, 2, pp 82-86

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