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Why do mosquitoes bite certain people?

  1. Aug 1, 2010 #1


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    Is anything known about the biological bases why some people are magnets to mosquitos, while others are not? I can put on 80% Deet and still be bitten, while people around me are completely oblivious of the presence of mosquitos :rolleyes:

    With the current trend of globalization I expect a rise of infections with obscure tropical diseases within the next few years. There have been sightings of three different exotic mosquito species in the Netherlands just this past week, it's only a matter of weeks before they find me :eek:
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