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Volume 23, Number 10—October 2017

Enteric Infections Circulating during Hajj Seasons, 2011–2013

Moataz Abd El Ghany123Comments to Author , Mona Alsomali1, Malak Almasri1, Eriko Padron Regalado, Raeece Naeem, AbdulHafeez Tukestani, Abdullah Asiri, Grant A. Hill-Cawthorne, Arnab Pain23, and Ziad A. Memish23
Author affiliations: King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia (M. Abd El Ghany, M. Alsomali, E. Padron Regalado, R. Naeem, A. Pain); University of Sydney, Australia (M. Abd El Ghany, G.A. Hill-Cawthorne); Saudi Arabia Ministry of Health, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (M. Almasri, A. Tukestani, A. Asiri, Z.A. Memish); Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan (A. Pain); Alfaisal University, Riyadh (Z.A. Memish); Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (Z.A. Memish)

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Table 1

Demographic characteristics of persons who acquired enteric infections during their travel for Hajj, 2011–2013

Characteristic Year
Total Statistical analyses*
2011 2012 2013 χ2 p value
No. patients 118 297 129 544    
Median patient age, y (quartile deviation) 40 (+12.25) 40 (+13.25) 40.5 (+14.0) 40.17 (+13.17)    
No. countries of origin represented
Sex, no. (%)            
F 32 (27.12) 84 (28.28) 30 (23.26) 146 (26.84) 1.07 0.59
M 86 (72.12) 213 (71.72) 98 (75.97) 397 (72.98)    

*Comparison between Hajj seasons.

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1These first authors contributed equally to this article.

2These senior authors contributed equally to this article.

3These authors were co–principal investigators.

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