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Old 11-22-2009, 06:09 PM   #1
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Default To Mosquitoes, We Smell Like Bird

To Mosquitoes, We Smell Like Bird
By Martin Enserink
ScienceNOW Daily News
27 October 2009

To Mosquitoes, We Smell Like Bird -- Enserink 2009 (1027): 1 -- ScienceNOW
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After its favorite birds have migrated away, the mosquito that transmits the West Nile virus starts snacking on people. Now researchers think they know why. Humans and birds produce a common smell that the mosquitoes find irresistible.

To find their hosts, mosquitoes sense heat, CO2, moisture, and certain volatile chemicals...
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