Egypt slaughters pigs to stop flu

Egypt has begun a mass slaughter of thousands of pigs in an effort to prevent swine flu spreading. The cull was going ahead despite there being no cases of swine flu in Egypt. However, neighbouring Israel has two confirmed cases in humans. “It is decided to slaughter all swine herds present in Egypt, starting from today,” said Health Minister Hatem el-Gabali, according to Mena news agency.

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