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Parasite may make malaria-infected mosquitoes love smelly humans

from CBS News

The parasite that infects a mosquito with malaria may be behind the bug's affinity for the human scent, a new study published in PLOS ONE on May 15 reveals. Mosquitoes infected with the Plasmodium falciparum parasite have an increased rate of transmitting malaria. They consume larger, more frequent blood meals than those without the parasite. more


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