REBRANDED IN ISRAEL: Swine Flu to be Called “Mexican Flu”
Israel is on high alert as the first suspected cases of Swine Flu begin to appear in the Jewish nation. But ever mindful of religious law, Deputy Health Minister Yakov Litzman has asked that Israelis call the affliction “Mexican Flu” rather than “Swine Flu”.
Minister Litzman — an ultra-Orthodox Jew — said Israel is prepared to battle the virus if it strikes the nation to its core.
No word on whether potential “Shellfish flu” outbreaks are also under threat of renaming.