8 reasons mosquitoes prefer some people over others
WASHINGTON, July 19, 2013 – For years scientists and researchers have been trying to explain why some people seem to get bitten by mosquitoes more often than others. Male mosquitoes do not feed on blood, but females need the protein in blood to produce eggs.
“One in 10 people are highly attractive to mosquitoes,” says Jerry Butler, Ph.D., professor emeritus at the University of Florida. Other research suggests that one in five people are magnets for mosquitoes.
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