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Island focus: Haj pilgrims told not to touch camels

  • The Jakarta Post

Bali | Fri, November 9 2018 | 03:06 am

PREMIUM Ahead of the upcoming haj period next year, the Health Ministry has warned haj pilgrims on Wednesday to avoid contact with camels to prevent potentially contracting Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV).MERS-CoV is a zoonotic virus that can infect humans through animals, particularly infected dromedary camels.It had come to the ministry’s attention that haj pilgrims often took ...