Communicable and non-communicable disease risks at the Grand Magal of Touba: The largest mass gathering in Senegal

Travel Medicine and Infectious Diseases
July-August, 2017 Volume 18
http://www.travelmedicinejournal.com/

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Communicable and non-communicable disease risks at the Grand Magal of Touba: The largest mass gathering in Senegal
Cheikh Sokhna, Balla Mbacké Mboup, Papa Gallo Sow, Gaoussou Camara, Mamadou Dieng, Mbaké Sylla, Lamine Gueye, Doudou Sow, Aldiouma Diallo, Philippe Parola, Didier Raoult, Philippe Gautret
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An estimated 4–5 million individuals gather each year in the holy city of Touba, Senegal during the Grand Magal religious pilgrimage. Pilgrims come from across Senegal and the surrounding countries, as well as from countries outside Africa. It is the largest mass gathering (MG) of the Mouride community and the largest Muslim religious MG in West Africa.