Do mosquitos bite some people more than others?

This week, Melissa and Jam continue the topic of mosquitos (If you missed last week's, listen to it first). It's time to answer the age-old, every-summer question. Why do some people get bitten by mosquitos more than other people? Or maybe, does this really happen in the first place? If so why? What factors do mosquitos look for, compare, and choose by? Let's get to the bottom of this.

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This week, Melissa and Jam continue the topic of mosquitos (If you missed last week's, listen to it first). It's time to answer the age-old, every-summer question. Why do some people get bitten by mosquitos more than other people? Or maybe, does this really happen in the first place? If so why? What factors do mosquitos look for, compare, and choose by? Let's get to the bottom of this.

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References from this episode
  1. https://www.ijidonline.com/article/S1201-9712(10)60044-6/pdf
  2. http://sitn.hms.harvard.edu/flash/2018/why-mosquitoes-like-you-the-most/
  3. https://www.cdc.gov/globalhealth/stories/world-deadliest-animal.html
  4. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28639690/
  5. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1127358/
  6. https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/content/part/JAMCA/JAMCA_V18_N2_P091-096.pdf
  7. https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/do-mosquitoes-bite-some-people-more-than-others/
  8. https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1186/1744-8069-4-29
  9. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/10921468/




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