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animal disease

>From the BBC News Web site

Tuesday, February 9, 1999 Published at 20:10 GMT 

World: Middle East

Animal disease spreads in Iraq 

The UN Food and Agriculture Organisation has expressed grave concern
that an outbreak of animal diseases in Iraq could spread to other
countries in the Middle East. 

It says that would seriously undermine food security in the region. 

The FAO says Iraq has been unable to monitor and control the spread
of a number of diseases, including Old World screw-worm, foot and
mouth disease and peste des petits ruminants. 

It says the situation has been aggrevated by the Iraqi government's
difficulty in obtaining equipment and supplies, particularly

>From the newsroom of the BBC World Service 
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