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Guppy Fish may Now Fight the Spread of Dengue

by Dr. Enozia Vakil on September 14, 2013 at 12:23 PM
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 Guppy Fish may Now Fight the Spread of Dengue

According to a new trial study, larvae eating guppy fish could possibly help fight the spread of dengue.

The research by the governments of Cambodia and Laos found that there was a sharp decline in mosquito larvae in water storage tanks after the tiny fish were introduced, the Dawn reported.

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Guppies eat larvae that grow into mosquitoes, which in turn bite humans and transmit dengue.

According to the study, the threat of exposure to dengue-carrying mosquitoes is rising with uncontrolled urbanisation and a surge in the use of non-biodegradable packaging, which can act as a water reservoir for dengue mosquito breeding.

Source: ANI
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