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Abstract

Annually about 45,000 European Muslims attend the Hajj pilgrimage in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. One in seven pilgrims with respiratory symptoms suffers from proven influenza and upwards of one in 25 from respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) (Rashid et al, 2008). To investigate whether travellers bring these ...

Author(s)
Rashid, H.; Shafi, S.; Haworth, E.; El-Bashir, H.; Booy, R.
Publisher
Sage Publications Ltd, London, UK
Citation
British Journal of Infection Control, 2008, 9, 4, pp 17-18
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