Egypt: $450m for Bird Flu Campaign

Egyptian blogger Sandmonkey links to a news article which says that his country will be spending $450 million to conduct a nationwide campaign to vaccinate live poultry against avian influenza, otherwise known as bird flu. “But don't you start spreading rumors that we might be having a Birdflu epidemic or anything. That would be bad!,” he writes with sarcasm.

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