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Saudi health ministry says no record of epidemic outbreak among Umrah pilgrims

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The Saudi Health Ministry said there are no records of any epidemic outbreaks among Umrah pilgrims this year, adding that the overall health situation is reassuring, according to the Saudi Press Agency.

It said the ministry continues to provide preventive healthcare, ambulatory services, and curative care for Umrah pilgrims at its hospitals and medical centers in Mecca.

It noted that surveillance to enforce epidemic control over pilgrims will be carried out, as well as vaccination campaigns for citizens and residents in Mecca against Meningitis and seasonal influenza for target groups.

The ministry also said it has been implementing a comprehensive plan since the beginning of Ramadan to provide health care for pilgrims around the clock, through qualified medical staff in its seven hospitals, as well as the King Abdullah Medical City, and health care centers around the Holy Mosque.