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Volume 15, Number 11—November 2009

Hajj Pilgrims’ Knowledge about Acute Respiratory Infections

Philippe Gautret, Georges Soula, Philippe Parola, and Philippe Brouqui
Author affiliations: Hôpital Nord, Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Marseille, Marseille, France

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Knowledge and acceptability of precautions against acute respiratory tract infections in French Hajj pilgrims, October–November 2008

Precaution Knowledge about prevention measure
Acceptability of prevention measure, %
Use for self-protection, % Use for community protection, %
Use of face mask 41.3 24.6 91.7
Hand washing 9.8 6.4 92.8
Use of hand disinfectant 2.8 1.9 98.1
Use of disposable handkerchief 1.1 96.8
Social distancing 48.7 57.4 62.5
Contact avoidance 47.0 54.7 62.1
Preventive treatment 14.6
Preventive vaccination 16.9 94.7
Curative treatment 46.2 97.7
No idea 11.2 7.8

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