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Saudi fears H1N1 spread at Hajj

Health checks take priority as millions of Muslim pilgrims arrive in Saudi Arabia.

    As many as three million Muslims have been gathering in Mecca in Saudi Arabia for the annual Hajj pilgrimage.

    As well as the usual security concerns that come with dealing with such huge crowds, Saudi Arabian authorities have mobilised thousands of health workers due to concerns about the possible spread of the H1N1 flu virus.

    Al Jazeera's Ayman Mohyeldin reports from Mecca.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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