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22 Jul 2009 description

As of 22 July 2009, 23:00 hours, Cairo time, 952 laboratory-confirmed cases of Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 have been reported to WHO Regional Office by 19 Member States of WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region. A total of 262of these reported cases were locally transmitted. There is one related death reported from Egypt on 19 July 2009. 

02 Jul 2009 description

General Situation during June 2009

Forecast until mid-August 2009

The locust situation remained serious in the Horn of Africa in early June as small swarms formed in northern Somalia and moved to eastern Ethiopia. Although there had been a high risk of small swarms moving from Yemen and northern Somalia towards the Indo-Pakistan border, this did not occur. By the end of June, a few small swarms dispersed in the highlands of northern Ethiopia, and only scattered adults were reported in northern Somalia and Yemen. Consequently, the situation has improved in all three countries.

20 Jan 2005 description

In the past week, Desert Locust control operations have declined by about 50% in Morocco and 20% in Algeria. Immature swarms persist in northeast Morocco and in some inaccessible valleys in the Atlas Mountains. Similar populations are present in northern Algeria.

27 Apr 2004 description

The threat of desert locusts in West and Northwest Africa remains "extremely serious", FAO warned today.

27 April 2004, Rome - Despite intensive control efforts, the threat of desert locusts Northwest Africa remains "extremely serious", FAO warned today.

"Widespread laying, hatching and band formation are in progress in the spring breeding of the Atlas Mountains in Morocco and Algeria," said Keith Cressman, FAO Locust Officer.

01 Jan 2003 description

Data Sources: United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, United Nations Environment Programme, Population Action International