Hajj Pilgrims Safe

Hajj Pilgrims SafeHajj Pilgrims Safe

Malaria has afflicted several hajj pilgrims but there have been no cases among Iranians, according to Pir Hossein Kolivand, deputy at the Hajj and Pilgrimage Medical Department of Iran’s Red Crescent Society.  Saudi Arab a’s Health Ministry announced on Friday that 58 pilgrims from eight countries have so far been affected by the disease, YJC reported.

Malaria is a mosquito-borne infectious disease, widespread in the tropical and subtropical regions.

About 70 clinics are stationed in Mecca hotels where Iranians are staying. IRCS hospitals in Medina are also offering medical services to the pilgrims. This year’s hajj pilgrimage started on July 30 and will continue to August 25. Some 86,500 Iranians are performing the ritual this year.


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