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MANILA, Philippines – The hunting of geckos or “tuko”
may open doors for insects such as dengue virus-carrying
mosquitoes to thrive, warned Senator Manny Villar.
In a press statement, Villar said geckos feed on insects
such as mosquitoes, which may affect the government’s
campaign to control dengue.
Villar noted that there have been reports that linked
dengue patients with the gecko trade.
“Recent reports stating the rise in hunting and selling of
these reptiles because of their high cost in the
international wildlife market coincide with the rise in the
number of dengue patients now being monitored by the
Department of Health (DOH),” Villar said. read more. . .




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Description: MANILA, Philippines – The hunting of geckos or “tuko” may open doors for insects such as dengue virus-carrying mosquitoes to thrive, warned Senator Manny Villar.