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Thursday, 18 July 2013

Why do mosquitoes prefer to eat some people over others?

Why do mosquitoes prefer to eat some people over others? - Boing Boing

If you seem to be the target of bloodsucking attention, there are two biological systems you can blame — your microbial flora, and/or your immune system. Your particular mix of skin bacteria play a big role in determining how well mosquitoes can smell you (and whether you smell delicious). Meanwhile, your immune system controls your allergic response — or lack thereof — to mosquito bites.

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