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Hajj catering and sanitation

Zainulabid, Ummu Afeera and Faisal, Ummu Salamah (2023) Hajj catering and sanitation. In: Medical and Ethical Challenges in Hajj Healthcare. FIMA Year Book 2022: Encyclopedia of Islamic Medical Ethics, 9 (1). Jordan Society for Islamic Medical Sciences, Amman, Jordan, pp. 29-35. ISBN 978-9957-629-07-6

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The Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia draws millions of pilgrims from around the globe, posing significant public health challenges. This article discusses the significance of ensuring food and water safety during the Hajj to prevent the spread of food and water-borne diseases. Experiences from the past have demonstrated the need for proactive surveillance, early detection, and expeditious control measures. Poor food hygiene, water shortages, asymptomatic pathogen carriers, and improper food storage contribute to disease risk. To mitigate these dangers, the Saudi Ministry of Health rigorously regulates the importation of fresh food and inspects properly sealed or canned food brought by the pilgrims. These precautions are designed to safeguard the health of pilgrims and prevent the introduction of contaminated food. By prioritizing public health surveillance and implementing preventive strategies, Saudi authorities aim to establish a safe environment and improve the health of the Hajj pilgrims.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Uncontrolled Keywords: Catering, sanitation, outbreaks, foodborne diseases, waterborne diseases.
Subjects: BPC Science and Technology in Islam
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC111 Infectious and Parasitic Diseases
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Internal Medicine
Kulliyyah of Medicine
Depositing User: Asst. Dr. Ummu Afeera Zainulabid
Date Deposited: 29 Oct 2023 09:41
Last Modified: 29 Oct 2023 09:41
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/107735

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