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Managing H1N1 during Hajj will be a very difficult matter.

Swine flu during HajjSaudi Authorities are beefing up health care facilities that will be in place once the pilgrims arrive. The Saudi Health Ministry along with our CDC is setting up emergency operations at Mecca.

Pilgrims will be given face masks, sanitizing hand gel, and will be checked for fevers and other symptoms of the disease.

The Saudi Health Ministry has seven hospitals and 75 field health care centers, staffed with around 10,000 health service employees, in the areas where the pilgrimage rituals will conducted. But due to the concerns over N1H1 and other contagious diseases these facilities are to be increased.