Travel Medicine and Infectious Diseases
July-August, 2018 Volume 24
A systematic review of emerging respiratory viruses at the Hajj and possible coinfection with Streptococcus pneumoniae
The annual Hajj to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia attracts millions of pilgrims from around the world. International health community’s attention goes towards this mass gathering and the possibility of the development of any respiratory tract infections due to the high risk of acquisition of respiratory viruses…Well conducted multinational follow-up studies using the same methodology of testing are necessary for accurate surveillance of respiratory viral infections among Hajj pilgrims. Post-Hajj cohort studies would further evaluate the impact of the Hajj on the acquisition of respiratory viruses.
Jaffar A. Al-Tawfiq, Samir Benkouiten, Ziad A. Memish
Vol. 23, p6–13
Published online: April 16, 2018