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Some viruses make you more attractive to mosquitoes

Some viruses make you more attractive to mosquitoes

Scientists have found that certain viruses alter human body odor, making it more attractive to mosquitoes. Mosquitoes can transmit many diseases, and scientists have just discovered that they are indeed attracted to certain specific viruses. According to a new study, reported by The Conversation“Mosquitoes locate a potential host through different sensory cues, such as your …

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Dengue and Zika viruses alter your smell to attract mosquitoes

Dengue and Zika viruses alter your smell to attract mosquitoes

—khlungcenter / Shutterstock.com It’s a fact, some people attract more mosquitoes – and therefore get bitten more – than others. According to a study, this could be partly explained by the presence of certain viruses which make people more palatable to these insects. A method used by viruses to spread more easily If some people …

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