Pilgrims and Pandemics: Hajj, Umrah, and MERS

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The Hajj and Umrah, the two largest pilgrimages of Islam, both take place in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. This presents a public health concern, as millions of people from all over the world will be coming to the country that has reported the largest number of MERS-Coronavirus cases.