Vaccination against meningitis and other infectious diseases has been made mandatory for Umrah pilgrims travelling to Saudi Arabia, according to a report.
The health requirements issued by Saudi Arabia for Haj and Umrah pilgrims a
Experts have warned of a ‘phenomenal’ rise in infectious diseases set to hit the Gulf over the next decade.
Under-diagnosed native infections, such as the recent Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (Mers-CoV)
Malaria remains one of the most deadly infectious diseases in the world and recent estimates suggest that many more people are dying of the disease each year than previously believed, said an expert.
The disease causes 1.24 million deaths