1,000 frogs released in Quezon City barangay vs dengue

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 25) — A Quezon City barangay made quite a leap in its campaign to make mosquitoes croak.

Barangay Old Balara has released at least a thousand bull frogs in esteros in a bid to halt the spread of dengue — a disease that has affected 188,562 people nationwide and killed 807 from January 1 to August 3.

The village’s official Facebook page said Barangay Captain Allan Franza believes that the frogs will be able to curb mosquito breeding by eating the insects. The Aedes aegypti mosquito is known to carry the virus that cause dengue.

Most other local governments try to combat dengue through fumigation and by encouraging residents to clean their surroundings.

CNN Philippines Correspondent Rex Remitio contributed to this report.