Oral Polio Vaccine Necessary for Haj Pilgrims
The Ministry of Health of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia have taken a decision that all Haj
Pilgrims from Afghanistan, India and Pakistan regardless //of age and vaccination status should receive at least one dose of Oral Polio Vaccine prior to departure for Saudi Arabia. This decision was conveyed to...
Qualms Of Bird Flu Risk During Haj Pilgrimage
Amid fears of bird flu pandemic, WHO expert assert that Haj
should be called off in case a human-to-human contamination of the virus is discovered. //
According to Didier Pittet, director of the Infection Control Programme at Geneva’s University Hospitals, millions of pilgrims who gather in Mecc...
Indians might be spreading Polio
...this year, of which, 254 were from Uttar Pradesh.Last year, only 29 cases were reported from this state.
"It may be possible that people going for haj
pilgrimage from the country could have transmitted the polio virus to people of other countries," Bayar said.
He said specifically that it was Utt...
Haj Pilgrims Being Tested For Presence Of Bird Flu Infection
...ence of bird flu infection following their arrival at Mecca.// These individuals who have been found to be devoid of any infection will continue their haj
pilgrimage and participate in the rites due to begin by the second week of January.
There has been an increasing global fear regarding the possi...