Worst Desert Locust Outbreak in 25 Years

Areas affected at this point – changes daily with the swarms.

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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:

  1. Famine
  2. Malnutrition
  3. Various malnutrition diseases
  4. Competition for any available resources by humans, wildlife and insects
  5. As resources dry up, human/wildlife interactions will increase with resulting physical injuries and zoonotic diseases.
  6. Wars

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

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-kenya-locusts-idUSKBN1ZX1SU?utm_campaign=trueAnthem%3A+Trending+Content&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_ source=facebook

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

Other articles for information:

The Big Wobble : African and Middle East Locust swarms update:                                    A day after Pakistan declared a state of emergency Somalia has                          declared a national emergency: Agriculture Organization (FAO)                          “worst situation in 25 years”


Worst desert locust outbreak in 25 years threatens food security across                 East Africa: UN – Xinhua | English.news.cn


Kenya suffers worst locust invasion in 70 years, FAO warns infestation                   may worsen


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