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Did you know that mosquitoes prefer certain blood types and people with the…

You may have noticed that some people attract mosquitoes and that these insects bite them more often than other individuals. It turns out that this phenomenon has a scientific explanation.

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Scientists have found that mosquitoes prefer certain blood types over others. The experts have come to the conclusion that there are specific characteristics that attract these insects, such as particular chemical markers emitted by our skin that are based on our blood type, the temperature of our body, the amount of carbon dioxide in our breath, etc.

People with type O blood are preferred by mosquitoes and the insects not only land on them more frequently, but also bite them more often. In addition, pregnant women are also quite attractive for mosquitoes and due the increased amount of carbon dioxide in their breath and their slightly higher body temperature.

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