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Mail Online—By Julie SteenhuysenCHICAGO, Sept 7 (Reuters) - Two major health scares at U.S. airports involving inbound flights are related to pilgrims returning from...

Health Scares At 2 US Airports Tied To Muslim Pilgrims Returning From The Hajj. As the global Muslim population continues to expand, conditions during the Hajj, the holy pilgrimage to Mecca that every Muslim must make at least once in their life are growing more crowded raising the likelihood that a serious infectious disease could easily spread. This tendency was on full display last week as serious health scares at airports in New York and Philadelphia were traced back to pilgrims who were returning from the Hajj. Passengers who were traveling from Dubai to New York...