Influenza viral infections among the Iranian Hajj pilgrims returning to Shiraz, Fars province, Iran

@inproceedings{Moattari2012InfluenzaVI,
  title={Influenza viral infections among the Iranian Hajj pilgrims returning to Shiraz, Fars province, Iran},
  author={Afagh Moattari and Amir Hossein Emami and Mohsen Moghadami and Behnam Honarvar},
  booktitle={Influenza and other respiratory viruses},
  year={2012}
}
BACKGROUND Annually over two million Muslims from across the world converge on Mecca to perform the Hajj pilgrimage. Overcrowding at the Hajj facilitates spread of communicable diseases, especially respiratory infections. The aim of this study was to determine the attack rate of seasonal and pandemic influenza among returning Iranian pilgrims after the 2009 Hajj. METHODS Clinical data and throat swabs were collected at Shiraz airport from symptomatic Iranian pilgrims of Fars province who were… CONTINUE READING

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