THROWBACK: Fish to prevent spread of dengue


Posted at Sep 18 2021 11:04 AM

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Dr. Westly Rosario, chief of the National Integrated Fisheries Technology Development Center, explains to "Salamat Dok" how the dispersal of mosquito fish — locally known as "kataba" or "itar" — can help fight dengue. This species, brought to the Philippines by the Americans during World War 2, actually eat as many mosquito larvae as its weight per day.