Amazing Fact: Type O Blood Attracts Mosquitos


Did you know that people with different types of blood secrete different scents? Extensive studies have proven mosquitoes are most attracted to Type O blood and least attracted to Type A.mosquito

The very first (many have followed) research study was done in 1972. This study showed that mosquitoes have a blood-type preference, favoring type O blood over type A or B blood. A followup study also looked at secretor status and concluded that mosquitoes prefer type O secretors above all. Scientists have isolated proteins on mosquitoes’ antennae that detect chemical markers emitted from peoples’ skin, but still don’t know why certain blood types are favored over others.

Although this is not a plumbing related article, found the results of these studies fascinating.

April 27, 2017 |
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