Saudi Arabia: Four pilgrims die of swine flu
Saudi Arabia said on Saturday four pilgrims had died of the H1N1 flu virus three days before the Muslim haj is due to start, al-Hayat newspaper said. According to the repot, the Health Ministry said the deaths were among pilgrims who came from outside Saudi Arabia.
Some 3 million Muslim pilgrims participate in the haj in the holy city of Mecca every year, including up to 2 million who travel from abroad. Haj rituals this year start on Wednesday.