To prevent the swine flu (or any other flu) from spreading, most people wash their hands, quarantine themselves, or wear a doctor’s mask. In Egypt however, their strategy is a bit different, as the Associated Press reports:
China quarantined more than 70 Mexican travelers and Hong Kong isolated 350 people in a hotel as a precaution even though no new swine flu infections appeared in Asia. In Egypt, authorities’ attempt to kill all pigs as a precaution against the disease prompted pig owners to clash with police who were helping to seize their animals for slaughter.
If I’m not mistaken, Egypt’s national motto is, “We hate pigs…but we like ’em with eggs.”