Toads and Fish No Match for “Genius Mosquitoes”

Philippines villagers have deployed toads and mosquitofish to root out the larvae of Aedes mosquitoes behind the country’s deadly dengue epidemic that's caused 900 deaths and 209,000 cases this year.
 
The toads and fish face a formidable foe. “These mosquitoes are really geniuses – they go for the blind spots of humans, the sides of your neck and arms,” says Francisco Duque, the Philippines’ health secretary.
 
And, environmentalists warned that the “highly voracious, toxic“ cane toads and fish deployed are invasive species that introduce other problems.
 
The health ministry also cautioned against herbal teas touted to treat dengue, noting science doesn’t back the claim.
 
South China Morning Post

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