All pigs in Egypt going to slaughter

The government in Egypt is set to slaughter all pigs in the nation. They are doing this as a precautionary measure against the swine flu.
The Star Online reports:

“It is decided to slaughter all swine herds present in Egypt, starting from today,” Health Minister Hatem el-Gabali said in a statement published by state news agency MENA.

The Health Ministry says that about 300,000 pigs will begin to be slaughtered immediately.

At this time Egypt says that there are no cases of swine flu in their nation.

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