Concerns over H1N1 at the Hajj

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It’s the second day of the Hajj, the yearly pilgrimage to Mecca, in Saudi Arabia. 2 million Muslims from around the world typically make the trip; this year Saudi Government officials are predicting a 40% drop in the number of local pilgrims to Mecca this year because of fear of H1N1. We speak to the BBC’s Shahzeb Jillani, from the middle of the Hajj, about the fears, precautions and facts about the spread of the flu at this year’s pilgrimage.

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