Posted by: Sandy Steinman | July 5, 2019

How Mosquitoes Use Human Sweat To Find And Bite Us

NPR reports

Mosquitoes searching for a meal of blood use a variety of clues to track down humans, including our body heat and the carbon dioxide in our breath. Now, research shows that a certain olfactory receptor in their antennae also serves as a detector of humans, responding to smelly chemicals in our sweat.

Read full article at  How Mosquitoes Use Human Sweat To Find And Bite Us : Shots – Health News : NPR


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