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Mosquitoes Attracted to Malaria Parasite in People

Malaria is spread by mosquitoes, which bite an infected person or animal, then spread the parasite to another human or animal.  A new study finds that the parasite that causes the disease produces an odor which attracts mosquitoes, inviting more bites and infections.   The finding that chemical compounds called terpenes give off odors that mosquitoes find inviting could help break the cycle of malaria transmission by leading to a quick, non-invasive test for the disease, which...

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