Published in Hepatitis Weekly, January 31st, 2005
Hajj, the journey to the Sacred Mosque in Mecca, is a once-in-a-lifetime obligation for all adult Muslims who are physically and financially able. Each year, more than 2 million people globally, including more than 20,000 Britons, take part in the Hajj.
Heat exhaustion and heat stroke are important hazards, wrote Abdul Rashid Gatrad and Aziz Sheikh, in the January 15, 2005 issue of the British Medical Journal. Even when Hajj occurs during winter, the average temperature is over...
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