Hajj Tips —How to Stay Healthy

The annual Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca is among the biggest mass assembly in the world. It draws about 3 million Muslims from around the world. Because of the number of people packed into a little space mass gatherings such as the Hajj are associated with health risks.
 If you are a Muslim and planning to perform Hajj this year follow these tips to stay safe and healthy.
Temperatures in Mecca, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia can go over 38°C in October, and heat tiredness and heatstroke are top causes of illness during Hajj. Should drink plenty of water, rest, and look for shade as much as possible.

To guard yourself, try to keep away from the most densely congested areas and always be conscious of the location of emergency exits.

Since not all transmittable diseases can be prohibited by vaccines, you should also wash your hands often, sneeze into a tissue and keep your distance from people who look sick. Eat only food that is cooked and served hot and drink only beverages from sealed containers.

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