Epidemic of the Absurd Swine Flu Fears Lead to the Ludicrous

The world is taking the danger represented by swine flu seriously with measures in place across the globe to prevent the spread of the virus. Some efforts, though, have bordered on the absurd.
Belgian students repatriated from Mexico pose with a sombreros and surgical masks upon their arrival at Brussels Airport May 5, 2009. They are among about 100 Belgian interns repatriated due to the outbreak of the H1N1 virus in Mexico, previously known as swine flu.

Belgian students repatriated from Mexico pose with a sombreros and surgical masks upon their arrival at Brussels Airport May 5, 2009. They are among about 100 Belgian interns repatriated due to the outbreak of the H1N1 virus in Mexico, previously known as swine flu.

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jjc -- with wire reports