Saturday, May 09, 2009

Swine Flu and its Effects in Egypt

Fact : Swine Flu is now being called Influenza A (H1N1)

Fact : “We don’t see any evidence that anyone is getting infected from pigs,” said Dr. Keiji Fukuda, the World Health Organization’s assistant director general. “This appears to be a virus which is moving from person to person.”

Fact : Pork has disappeared off the menu's of the few restaurants in Cairo that did serve it.

Fact : There were about 40 masked (not veiled, but masked) women to receive us at the entry from the shuttle bus to the actual terminal in Cairo Airport, when we landed 3 days ago, all holding very fancy looking official clipboards. Every single passenger just walked past them and they did not stop a single person.

Fact : The immigration Officials at Cairo airport are all wearing Latex Gloves.

Some stories from across the press world on how Swine Flu is being handled in Egypt and reactions.
New York Times
IRIN Middle East
Yahoo News

1 comment:

Parag said...

I have come to know that all the major airports in egypt are organizing tests for H1N1 viruses? Is it true ?

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