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Students supply fish to stop malaria

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: (Published 01 May 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:0405183
  1. Sanjit Bagchi1
  1. 1Calcutta

Indian medical students are distributing fish in an attempt to reduce malaria cases. Gambusia fish feed on mosquito larvae and are being handed out by more than 300 students in West Bengal.

The students are also encouraging people to fill or drain water sources in fields to reduce risk of malaria, as this is often where mosquitoes lay eggs. …

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