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Sambo fish to combat mosquitoes in the upcoming Olympic Games in Rio

Wednesday, March 9th 2016 - 05:08 UTC
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Governments have been using various tools to fight the spread of the Zika virus in Latin America: fumigation, spraying of insecticides and even a plan to distribute mosquito repellents to athletes during the upcoming Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Read full article


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  • ChrisR

    That's novel!

    Mar 09th, 2016 - 10:40 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • golfcronie

    Yes, you guessed it, Brazil are going to give each and every athlete a Sambo fish as a pet while the Olympics are been run. PMSL

    Mar 09th, 2016 - 10:49 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    Seems a bit fishy to me.

    Mar 09th, 2016 - 01:41 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Lucifer

    Introducing a non-native species is probably going to create a whole new set of problems.
    Just as the Argentinians who brought beavers to Tierra Del Fuego.

    Mar 09th, 2016 - 02:19 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Britworker

    Can they survive in polluted rivers long enough to eat the larvae ?

    Mar 09th, 2016 - 05:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • L0B0MAU

    EVEN IF the fish manage to survive in the polluted waters; will they get infected by the virus? If the fish are eaten; will the consumers get infected as well?

    Mar 10th, 2016 - 10:12 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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