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International travelers are at a risk of infectious diseases, especially influenza virus infection, which is one of the most common respiratory infections in the world. Although the prevalence and seasonality of influenza vary in different countries and areas, there are few reports that have...

Author(s)
Mutoh, Y.; Kato, Y.; Hayakawa, K.; Kutsuna, S.; Katanami, Y.; Ohmagari, N.
Publisher
Japanese Association for Infectious Diseases, Tokyo, Japan
Citation
Journal of the Japanese Association for Infectious Diseases, 2019, 93, 2, pp 132-138
Abstract

Respiratory diseases are common infectious illnesses on cruise ships. This study integrated an individual-to-individual probability model, a susceptible-exposed-infected-recovered epidemic model at the individual scale, and an onboard indoor social contact network model for evaluating the infection ...

Author(s)
Zheng LiJie; Chen QingYan; Xu Jian; Wu FangLiang
Publisher
Sage Publications Ltd, London, UK
Citation
Indoor and Built Environment, 2016, 25, 8, pp 1267-1278
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Objectives: This study examined Twitter for public health surveillance during a mass gathering in Canada with two objectives: to explore the feasibility of acquiring, categorizing and using geolocated Twitter data and to compare Twitter data against other data sources used for Pan Parapan American...

Author(s)
Khan, Y.; Leung, G. J.; Belanger, P.; Gournis, E.; Buckeridge, D. L.; Liu Li; Li Ye; Johnson, I. L.
Publisher
Springer International Publishing AG, Cham, Switzerland
Citation
Canadian Journal of Public Health, 2018, 109, 3, pp 419-426
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Background: The pilgrimage to Mecca and Karbala bring many Muslims to a confined area. Respiratory tract infections are the most common diseases transmitted during mass gatherings in Hajj, Umrah and Karbala. The aim of this study was to determine and compare the prevalence of Middle East...

Author(s)
Yavarian, J.; Jandaghi, N. Z. S.; Naseri, M.; Hemmati, P.; Dadras, M.; Gouya, M. M.; Azad, T. M.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease, 2018, 21, pp 51-55
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This document provides an assessment of the potential health risks related to infectious diseases and other health threats for European Union/European Economic Area citizens during their stay in Saudi Arabia for the Hajj pilgrimage between 19 and 24 August 2018. The following public health risks...

Publisher
European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, Stockholm, Sweden
Citation
Public health risks related to communicable diseases during the 2018 Hajj, Saudi Arabia, 19-24 August 2018, 2018, pp 17 pp.
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Background: The increasing reports of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) caused by MERS coronavirus (MERS-CoV) from many countries emphasize its importance for international travel. Muslim pilgrimages of Hajj and Umrah involve mass gatherings of international travellers. We set out to assess...

Author(s)
Koul, P. A.; Hyder Mir; Siddhartha Saha; Chadha, M. S.; Varsha Potdar; Widdowson, M. A.; Lal, R. B.; Anand Krishnan
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease, 2017, 15, pp 45-47
Abstract

Respiratory tract infections (RTI) are the most common infections transmitted between Hajj pilgrims. The aim of this systematic review was to determine the prevalence of virus carriage potentially responsible for RTI among pilgrims before and after participating in the Hajj. A systematic search for ...

Author(s)
Gautret, P.; Benkouiten, S.; Al-Tawfiq, J. A.; Memish, Z. A.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease, 2016, 14, 2, pp 92-109
Abstract

Background. Respiratory illness continues to exert a burden on hajj pilgrims in Makkah. The purpose of this study is to determine the prevalence of respiratory illness and its associated factors among Malaysian hajj pilgrims in 2013 and to describe its preventive measures. Methods. A...

Author(s)
Suhana Hashim; Ayub, Z. N.; Zeehaida Mohamed; Habsah Hasan; Azian Harun; Nabilah Ismail; Rahman, Z. A.; Siti Suraiya; Nyi Nyi Naing; Aziz, A. A.
Publisher
Oxford University Press, Cary, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel Medicine, 2016, 23, 2, pp tav019
Abstract

Extreme heat is the leading cause of weather-related mortality in the U.S. Extreme heat also affects human health through heat stress and can exacerbate underlying medical conditions that lead to increased morbidity and mortality. In this study, data on emergency department (ED) visits for...

Author(s)
Fuhrmann, C. M.; Sugg, M. M.; Konrad, C. E., II; Waller, A.
Publisher
Springer, New York, USA
Citation
Journal of Community Health, 2016, 41, 1, pp 146-156
Abstract

Background. The Hajj is the largest annual mass gathering event in the world, thus favoring the transmission of various infections: 183 different nationalities, high temperatures, coincidence with the start of the flu season in the Northern hemisphere, a long barefoot walk, tent-type accommodation, ...

Author(s)
Salmon-Rousseau, A.; Piednoir, E.; Cattoir, V.; Blanchardière, A. de la
Publisher
Elsevier Masson SAS, Issy-les-Moulineaux, France
Citation
Médecine et Maladies Infectieuses, 2016, 46, 7, pp 346-354

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