Friday, January 13, 2006

Razor-Wielding Renegades Pose a Threat

And now to find out that this is one of the most sensationalist titles you've ever read:

MINA, 12 January 2006 — Unlicensed barbers faced scrutiny by Health Ministry officials yesterday warning that they pose a risk of spreading diseases, such as Hepatitis and other blood-borne pathogens.

Dr. Yaqoub Al-Mazrou, assistant deputy minister of health, told Arab News that illegal barbers — who are congregating around Jamrat in Mina and the Grand Mosque in Makkah offering head-shaving services — might be putting pilgrims at risk if they use the same razors repeatedly. The risk is exacerbated by the fact that pilgrims come from all over the world, including regions where blood-borne viruses are common.

It's their title by the way, not mine.

Razor-Wielding Renegades Pose a Threat

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