Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 and Hajj Pilgrims Who Received Predeparture Vaccination, Egypt
Published Date:Jul 2011
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 17(7):1266-1268.
Influenza A Virus, H1N1 Subtype
Influenza A Virus, H3N2 Subtype
Missions And Missionaries
Pandemic (H1N1) 2009
Reverse Transcriptase Polymerase Chain Reaction
Description:In Egypt, vaccination against pandemic (H1N1) 2009 virus was required of pilgrims departing for the 2009 Hajj. A survey of 551 pilgrims as they returned to Egypt found 542 (98.1% [weighted]) reported receiving the vaccine; 6 (1.0% [weighted]) were infected with influenza virus A (H3N2) but none with pandemic (H1N1) 2009 virus.
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