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Deaths and Injuries in Hajj: An Important Implication for Mass Gathering Management

Davoud Khorasani-Zavareh 1 , 2 , 3 , Fahimeh Dadgari 4 , * , Arezoo Karampourian 4 and Fatemeh Nouri 4
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1 Safety Promotion and Injury Prevention Research Center, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran
2 Department of Health in Disaster and Emergencies, School of Health, Safety and Environment, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran
3 Department of Clinical Sciences and Education, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
4 School of Health, Safety and Environment, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran
Article information
  • Trauma Monthly: September 2017, 22 (5); e40790
  • Published Online: December 3, 2016
  • Article Type: Letter
  • Received: September 12, 2016
  • Revised: October 5, 2016
  • Accepted: November 21, 2016
  • DOI: 10.5812/traumamon.40790

To Cite: Khorasani-Zavareh D, Dadgari F, Karampourian A, Nouri F. Deaths and Injuries in Hajj: An Important Implication for Mass Gathering Management, Trauma Mon. 2017 ; 22(5):e40790. doi: 10.5812/traumamon.40790.

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