Jun 27. Countries are making progress in fighting bird flu but concerns remain for some nations -
especially Indonesia, Egypt and Nigeria where human contamination is still possible, the United Nations said.
Scientists and officials gathering in Rome for a three-day technical meeting on bird flu said that in most cases
the virus is rapidly detected and kept under control, as most countries are equipped with improved
response systems. However, in nations that combine a high density of population and unsafe poultry
management, the situation remains serious.
LOCUST PLAGUES DEVASTATE ORCHARDS OF NORTH SOMALIA
26. Somalia. As if war and hunger were not enough, Plagues of locusts have
appeared in Somalia,
blotting out the sky and destroying orchards. Multiple Millions of the
insects appeared three days ago in the semi-autonomous northeastern province
of Puntland, stripping bare hundreds of acres of mango, orange and pawpaw