Why mozzies prefer some people to others

Why mozzies prefer some people to others

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If you’re one of those unlucky people who get mauled by mosquitoes, it might be somewhat reassuring to know that scientists have spent decades trying to work out why the mini vampires love some humans more than others.

Key factors include carbon dioxide, body temperature and body odour, according to entomologist Matthew Bulbert from Australia’s Macquarie University – and perhaps not surprisingly, our microscopic bacterial friends seem to play an important role.


Published by Cosmos.

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