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What human pathogens can the locusts currently swarming in Africa act as a vector for?

E.g. can the locust swarm 'become a reservoir for' SARS-CoV-2? Measles? Ebola?

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I have not heard of locusts being a vector for any pathogen. For immunocompromised people, they can on rare occasions be infected by bacteria carried in the guts of insects. For desert locusts, their main gut bacteria is Pantoea agglomerans (Enterococcus agglomerans). This species has been listed as a pathogen of immunocompromised patients.

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