Why You Might be a Tasty Mosquito Morsel

Ever felt like you are a human magnet to mosquitos? Estimates indicate 20% of people are especially tasty to these critters! Your body produces volatile chemicals these insects can detect. Research on twins suggests identical twins share genes that help produce those mosquito-attractive odors, while fraternal twins do not share so many of these genes. Diet and personal…

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Dengue Fever

The World Health Organization has deemed dengue fever a "pandemic threat." Transmitted by the bite of a female mosquito, this disease is now present in more than 125 countries--even more than malaria. There are no treatments or vaccines available at this time. While it rarely occurs in the continental U.S. it is endemic in Puerto Rico.…

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