H1N1 flu threatens Muslim pilgrimmage

Video: Egypt’s H1N1 fears

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  H1N1 flu threatens Muslim pilgrimage  
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In order to prepare for a possible H1N1 outbreak, Saudi Arabia has been stockpiling medicine for Hajj, the annual Muslim pilgrimage. But concern is already mounting over a minor pilgrimage called Umrah which comes before Ramadan, the Islamic month of fasting.

Al Jazeera’s Rawya Rageh reports from Egypt’s capital where debate has emerged over whether the pilgrimage should be banned altogether this year.

 
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