Tuberculosis is the commonest cause of pneumonia requiring hospitalization during Hajj (pilgrimage to Makkah).

@article{Alzeer1998TuberculosisIT,
  title={Tuberculosis is the commonest cause of pneumonia requiring hospitalization during Hajj (pilgrimage to Makkah).},
  author={Abdulaziz Hamad Alzeer and A Mashlah and Nasser Fakim and N Al-Sugair and Mogbil A. Al-Hedaithy and Sulaiman A Al-Majed and Gazi Jamjoom},
  journal={The Journal of infection},
  year={1998},
  volume={36 3},
  pages={303-6}
}
The diagnosis and treatment of pneumonia in mass gathering situations is a medical challenge, requiring prompt decision making and knowledge of the aetiology. We studied cases of pneumonia admitted to two hospitals during the 1994 pilgrimage (Hajj) season to Makkah. Sixty-four patients were enrolled in the study, of which 47 (75%) were men with a mean age of 63 years (range 21-91). Nearly all were from developing countries. Diagnosis was established in 46 patients (72%) with Mycobacterium… CONTINUE READING