Establishing Medical Coverage and Epidemiological Surveillance during the Grand Magal of Touba in Senegal: A Public Health Need
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- Mass gathering, Covid-19, surveillance system, Grand Magal of Touba, Senegal
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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TY - JOUR AU - Cheikh Sokhna AU - Balla Mbacké Mboup AU - Ndiaw Goumbala AU - Mamadou Dieng AU - Ahmadou Bamba Sylla AU - Didier Raoult AU - Philippe Parola AU - Philippe Gautret PY - 2020 DA - 2020/06 TI - Establishing Medical Coverage and Epidemiological Surveillance during the Grand Magal of Touba in Senegal: A Public Health Need JO - Journal of Epidemiology and Global Health SN - 2210-6014 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/jegh.k.200620.001 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/jegh.k.200620.001 ID - Sokhna2020 ER -