Monday, September 21, 2009

Swine Flu Aftermath in Egypt

Hmm, and Egypt is now dealing with the repercussions of their decision during last May's swine flu panic to cull over 300,000 pigs in the country: before the cull, the zabaleen were Christian pig-farmers living on the outskirts of Cairo and other cities who went door to door collecting trash, which they either sold to recycling facilities or fed to their pigs. Now that they've been driven out, the streets of Cairo are filling with excess garbage which the city lacks the infrastructure to handle properly, creating a health hazard far worse than the flu itself.

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