« All News

The Hajj Is a Perfect Laboratory for Disease Warning Systems

Anywhere there are massive crowds in limited space, disease is likely to spread—and so it has at the hajj, everything from minor respiratory infections to polio. This year, though, a layer of protection has been built into the pilgrimage that never existed before: an electronic early-warning system, created with the help of the World Health Organization, that will sound an alarm at the first signal of any kind of outbreak.

Read the full article


International Society for Infectious

9 Babcock St, Unit 3 Brookline, MA
02446 USA

[email protected]

©2023 International Society for Infectious Diseases