Malaria parasites have infected human odor attractive to mosquitoes

Malaria parasites infect a person’s specific smell than make a victim attractive to mosquitoes. To such conclusion scientists from the UK. The study is published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Scientists from the UK presented their hypotheses and observations about the impact of malaria parasites on the attractiveness of man to mosquitoes. Experts conducted a number of studies that emphasized the interrelationship between these concepts. By the way, the genus of parasitic unicellular organisms, some species of which cause malaria.

There are about two hundred species, of which at least five species are parasitic in humans. Scientists see the solution to the problem of parasitism of the parasites to change their “preferences”.