We need a new teaching: Love the earth

Female mosquitos are carriers of dengue fever. FILE PHOTO | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • The emergence of viruses on an almost epidemic level is shocking but not surprising.

  • The poor once more are the first victims of climate change as the rich will seek safer grounds.

  • We were told that the choice was between a robust economy and a healthy environment but now we have neither.

  • Last year, there were scores of cholera cases and this year we are threatened by the peculiar sounding Chikungunya and O’nyong’Nyong viruses.

Mombasa may be the choice destination for foreign and domestic visitors, but in recent times it has gained notoriety for hosting unusual tropical diseases. Two years ago, dengue fever was rampant.

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