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Mosquito: Researchers have tracked several traits that make people be more susceptible to mosquito bites. How do you rate?
Mosquito: Researchers have tracked several traits that make people be more susceptible to mosquito bites. How do you rate?Courtesy JJ Harrison
With all the rain we've had this summer, the conditions are prime for creating large mosquito populations. And researchers have now figured out certain factors – like blood type – that can make people be more tasty targets for the little buzzers. Question, do you think mosquitoes prefer to strike beer drinkers? Click here to find the answer to that, and other factors that can impact your appeal to mosquitoes.