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Old 07-18-2009, 01:08 PM   #1
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Default Frogs Combat Deadly Fever?

Frogs Combat Deadly Fever?
National Geographic News
July 7, 2009—An Argentine official is suggesting people adopt mosquito-munching frogs—not chemicals—as a solution to an outbreak of the disease dengue fever, which is spread by the insects.

Frogs Combat Deadly Fever?
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In Argentina, the small city of San Luis is adopting the frog as its provincial hero.

Frogs are being touted by some as the antidote to a dengue fever outbreak thats gripped Argentina. There have been over 20,000 cases recorded this year, including at least 5 deaths.

Local Councillor Daniel Sosa says one frog can eat about 15,000 insects, including mosquitoes, in a single season. Mostquitoes are the carriers of the disease.

He wants people to adopt a frog and forget the widely used chemical controls.
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