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Hajj pilgrims knowledge about Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus, August to September 2013



Hajj pilgrims knowledge about Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus, August to September 2013



Euro Surveillance 18(41): 20604



In preparation for Hajj 2013, 360 French pilgrims were interviewed regarding their knowledge about Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS). Respondents were aged 20–85 years, male-female ratio was 1.05:1;64.7% were aware of the MERS situation in Saudi Arabia; 35.3% knew about the Saudi Ministry of Health recommendations for at-risk pilgrims to postpone participation in the 2013 Hajj. None of 179 at-risk individuals(49.9%) decided to cancel their Hajj participation even after advice during consultation.

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