Common health hazards in French pilgrims during the Hajj of 2007: a prospective cohort study.

@article{Gautret2009CommonHH,
  title={Common health hazards in French pilgrims during the Hajj of 2007: a prospective cohort study.},
  author={Phillipe Gautret and Georges Soula and Jean P Delmont and Philippe Parola and Philippe Brouqui},
  journal={Journal of travel medicine},
  year={2009},
  volume={16 6},
  pages={377-81}
}
BACKGROUND The majority of published studies on Hajj-related diseases were based on hospitalized patient cohorts. METHODS A total of 545 Hajj pilgrims from Marseille were enrolled in a prospective epidemiological study to evaluate the incidence of common health hazards. They were administered a questionnaire before traveling addressing demographic factors and health status indicators and a post-travel questionnaire about travel-associated diseases. RESULTS Respondents had a median age of 61… CONTINUE READING
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