He said that many of the Azerbaijani pilgrims were infected with the virus in Saudi Arabia.
Akberov added that it is acute viral respiratory infection with symptoms of coughing, sneezing, loss of appetite, joint and muscle pain.
“More than 500 Hajj pilgrims were infected with the virus due to bad diet, drinking cold water and other reasons,” he said.
2,400 Azerbaijani pilgrims left for making their Hajj pilgrimage this year. Three of them died in Mecca.