Detection of respiratory viruses among pilgrims in Saudi Arabia during the time of a declared influenza A(H1N1) pandemic.

@article{Memish2012DetectionOR,
  title={Detection of respiratory viruses among pilgrims in Saudi Arabia during the time of a declared influenza A(H1N1) pandemic.},
  author={Ziad Ahmed Memish and Abdullah Assiri and Raheela Hussain and Ibrahim N. Alomar and Gwen Stephens},
  journal={Journal of travel medicine},
  year={2012},
  volume={19 1},
  pages={15-21}
}
BACKGROUND The objectives of this study were to determine whether pilgrim attendance at the Hajj was associated with an increased risk of acquiring influenza, and other respiratory viruses, and to evaluate the compliance of pilgrims with influenza vaccination and other recommended preventive measures. METHODS A cross-sectional survey was conducted among pilgrims as they arrived at the King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah for the 2009 Hajj and as they departed from the same airport… CONTINUE READING

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