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Mosquitoes attracted by the smell of malaria

作者:弓茉    发布时间:2019-03-02 05:08:08    

By Zeeya Merali WHY do mosquitoes prefer to bite some people more than others? The answer to this irritating question may finally be on the horizon, at least for people infected with malaria. Researchers have discovered that malarial parasites actually make their human hosts smell more attractive to mosquitoes when the parasites are ready to be transmitted, although it’s not yet clear how they do it. “The malarial parasite manipulates the transmission from within,” says Jacob Koella from the University of Pierre and Marie Curie in Paris,

 

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