Measles and the 2019 Hajj: risk of international transmission

Journal of Travel Medicine
Volume 26, Issue 6, 2019
https://academic.oup.com/jtm/issue/26/6

Measles and the 2019 Hajj: risk of international transmission
Sakshi Shetty, Maya Murmann, Ashleigh R Tuite, Alexander G Watts, Isaac Bogoch
Journal of Travel Medicine, Volume 26, Issue 6, 2019, taz058, https://doi.org/10.1093/jtm/taz058
The current global increase in measles cases is associated with a small but non-negligible risk of an infected pilgrim arriving at the 2019 Hajj. Since even a single imported case can cause an outbreak in vulnerable populations, Saudi Arabia and countries with returning pilgrims should be alert for measles cases.