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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. 
Since the last reporting period, an additional 62 laboratory-confirmed cases of Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 were reported from 6 Member States: Bahrain (8), Iran (13), Kuwait (1), Oman (6), Palestine (2) and United Arab Emirates (32).

02 Jul 2009 description
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General Situation during June 2009
Forecast until mid-August 2009

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