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New research explains why ‘mosquito skins’

This is not a revelation. we are not all equal before mosquitoes. Each summer, some attract mosquitoes like magnets, while others spend quiet nights, or nearly so. Most interesting in countries like France, this phenomenon is actually a major public health problem in other latitudes, where mosquitoes transmit serious diseases that kill hundreds of thousands of people every year. It is therefore important to understand what attracts them and what repels them with us. That’s what researchers at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore (USA) did, using the largest mosquito arena ever created in Zambia.

Until now, scientists have studied the hunting behavior of mosquitoes in the laboratory in very small cages. The idea of ​​the Zambian experiment was to observe how these insects behave in almost real conditions. It’s no…

Source: Le Figaro

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