Journal of Epidemiology and Global Health

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Establishing Medical Coverage and Epidemiological Surveillance during the Grand Magal of Touba in Senegal: A Public Health Need

Authors
Cheikh Sokhna1, 2, *, ORCID, Balla Mbacké Mboup3, Ndiaw Goumbala2, Mamadou Dieng3, Ahmadou Bamba Sylla3, Didier Raoult4, Philippe Parola1, Philippe Gautret1
1Aix Marseille University, IRD, AP-HM, SSA, VITROME, IHU-Méditerranée Infection, Marseille, France
2VITROME, Campus International IRD-UCAD de l’IRD, Dakar, Senegal
3Région Médicale de Diourbel, Diourbel, Senegal
4Aix Marseille University, IRD, AP-HM, MEPHI, IHU-Méditerranée Infection, Marseille, France
*Corresponding author. Email: cheikh.sokhna@ird.fr
Corresponding Author
Cheikh Sokhna
Received 24 January 2020, Accepted 18 May 2020, Available Online 26 June 2020.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/jegh.k.200620.001How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Mass gathering, Covid-19, surveillance system, Grand Magal of Touba, Senegal
Abstract

The Grand Magal is a religious pilgrimage that takes place in Senegal. An estimated 4–5 million individuals yearly gather in the holy city of Touba. Pilgrims comes from the whole Senegal and surrounding countries and from countries outside of Africa where Mouride Senegalese emigrated. It is the largest Mass Gathering (MG) event of the Mouride community and the largest Muslim religious MG in West Africa. The context of the Grand Magal MG is unique given its location in a tropical developing country and its international component which may favour the globalization of local endemic diseases and warrants investment in modern methods for public health surveillance and planning of the event.

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Journal
Journal of Epidemiology and Global Health
Publication Date
2020/06
ISSN (Online)
2210-6014
ISSN (Print)
2210-6006
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/jegh.k.200620.001How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2020 The Authors. Published by Atlantis Press International B.V.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC 4.0 license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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AU  - Philippe Parola
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