1Department of Medical Surgical Nursing, School of Nursing, Shahrekord University of Medical Sciences, Shahrekrod, Iran
2Social Health Determinants Research Center, Shahrekord University of Medical Sciences, Shahrekrod, Iran
Every year, millions of Muslims from all over the world, are going to participate in the pilgrimage Hajj located in Mecca in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). The accumulation of many people from all parts of the world in terms of health management is of great importance. In fact, every person could be a carrier of various chronic or acute diseases. This huge population may lead to occurrence of several epidemics, especially respiratory infections. Iran, as one of the biggest muslem countries in the Middle East will annually send many people to Mecca. In 2015, more than 65 Thousands of Iranian pilgrims Hajj went to the Mecca. . The management of disease is mainly for the symptoms; for example, patients with breathing difficulties would be supported with a machine to provide extra oxygen, or be given medication for fever. There is no vaccine yet; and in the best-case scenario, it would take at least three years to develop one.