Tag archive for ‘Hajj pilgrimage’
By Robert On Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

Saudi Arabia health officials advise Hajj pilgrims to wear mask, elderly to postpone pilgrimage because of MERS

The Saudi Arabia Ministry of Health came out with some advice for pilgrims of the upcoming Hajj later this month in light of the situation in the country with Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), More...

By Robert On Sunday, September 29th, 2013
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WHO committee: MERS coronavirus advice includes increased surveillance related to Hajj pilgrims

The World Health Organization’s (WHO) Emergency committee met on Wednesday for the third time since July to go over the latest developments concerning the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) More...

By Robert On Sunday, June 16th, 2013

CDC advises pilgrims to Hajj and Umrah on how to protect against MERS coronavirus and other injuries and illness

With the upcoming Muslim pilgrimages of Hajj and Umrah approaching fast and the infectious disease and injury risks that are associated with such mass gatherings, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention More...

By Robert On Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

Infectious disease prevention at the Hajj

The annual Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia, is among the largest mass gatherings in the world. In 2012, it takes place October 24–27. It draws about 3 million Muslims from around the world, and more than More...

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