Areas affected at this point – changes daily with the swarms.
Blue broken line showing the incredible number of countries suffering from the locust plagues
You are not hearing about this on the News!
Yes, there are things other than Wuhan 2019 – nCoV happening in the world today that will have a direct effect on the Public Health of a great many people.
While there is a biblical reference to Locust swarms in the bible, they do occur at irregular intervals throughout human history and over a number of countries and continents. Devastation of crops and all vegetation in the affected areas are complete and leads to any number of Public Health Issues including:
- Various malnutrition diseases
- Competition for any available resources by humans, wildlife and insects
- As resources dry up, human/wildlife interactions will increase with resulting physical injuries and zoonotic diseases.
And these are just a few of the possibilities.
Following photographs are from this Reuters Article
February 3, 2020
Locust swarms threaten more countries in eastern Africa: FAO – Reuters
FILE PHOTO: Desert locusts are seen within a grazing land in Lemasulani village, Samburu County, Kenya January 17, 2020. REUTERS/Njeri Mwang
FILE PHOTO: Samburu men attempt to fend-off a swarm of desert locusts flying over a grazing land in Lemasulani village, Samburu County, Kenya January 17, 2020. REUTERS/Njeri Mwangi
iing land in Lemasulani village, Samburu County, Kenya January 17, 2020. REUTERS/Njeri Mwang
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