Reducing health risks to British Muslim pilgrims

BMJ 2002; 324 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.324.7332.301 (Published 02 February 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:301
  1. Abdul Rashid Gatrad, consultant paediatrician,
  2. Aziz Sheikh, NHS research and development national primary care training fellow,
  3. Abdul Raheem Khan, chairman (aziz.sheikh@ic.ac.uk)
  1. Manor Hospital, Walsall WS2 9PS
  2. Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London W6 8RP
  3. London Task Group, Muslim Council of Britain, PO Box 52, Wembley, Middlesex HA9 0XW

    EDITOR—Each year around 40 000 Britons make the pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia, most travelling during the Hajj season, which this year will fall later this month. The extreme overcrowding (numbers for the Hajj are estimated at around three million) and …

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