Sunday, February 19, 2006
The Egyptian authorities decided to annihilate over 10,000 chicken in a farm 60 kilometers north of Cairo. They will also start searching farms in the area looking for bird flu infections.
The problem is that most of the chicken in Egypt are not kept in farms but on houses' rooftops. This is very serious and could cause a disaster. Prime minister Ahmed Nazif urged people to get rid of their home chicken.
People are panicking especially in rural areas where its an ancient habit to keep birds at home. They're refusing to touch chicken. A strange looking bird at a railway station in Alexandria freaked people out.
This is very very serious. Given our government's inadequacy in dealing with any emergency, I am very concerned.
People are asking: don't we have enough problems already?? That's a very good question.