Mosquitoes Love People With THIS Blood Type!

Did you know that mosquitoes actually have a preferred blood type?

 


85% of people secrete a chemical through their skin that mosquitoes can decipher into telling your blood type. Type A and B are generally left alone. Type O? Now you're popular on the menu!

In a study conducted by the Journal of Medical Entomology, mosquitoes landed on people with Type O blood twice as often as those with Type A.




Why Type O Blood?


Most people think that when mosquitoes land you on they are feeding. This isn't strictly true. They aren’t actually feeding when they bite humans. It's only the females that consume human blood. That’s because they need it to maintain their fertile status

Type O blood, for reasons unknown to researchers helps them do that better than all other types.

Type O individuals are also the least likely to die from the most severe forms of malaria.

The malaria-causing compound RIFIN bonds weakly with Type O blood but links strongly to Type A, the type least likely to be attacked by mozzies.

Other Risk Factors For Mosquito Bites


Blood type is high on the list of requirements but it’s not the only thing mosquitoes care about. They also look out for…
 

Pregnant Women


As pregnant women exhale 21% more air than normal Jane Doe, they are targeted by mosquitos, drawn to the increased levels of carbon dioxide, which mosquitoes love. That’s particularly concerning as the Zika virus is believed to cause birth defects.

Exercise


When you exercise, your body temperature rises, your skin releases certain chemicals and hormoes such as lactic acid and you produce more carbon dioxide. All these factors make you a more visible target and attractive to mosquitoes.
 

Alcohol Consumption

 



For some reason, mosquitoes are especially attracted to a tipsy human beings. Researchers aren’t entirely sure what makes the connection, but believe it has something to do with the thinning of the blood.



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