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Asian tiger mosquito: using the skin as an olfactory trap

Some volatile compounds generated by our skin microbiota could be used as odor-baited traps to attract Asian tiger mosquitoes, that are vectors for many infections, and thus limiting their dissemination.   Tiger mosquitoes (also known as Aedes albopictus) originate from Southeast Asia but...
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Mosquitos attracted by your microbiota

Do you get bitten by mosquitos? Blame certain compounds produced by your cutaneous flora.   Why do some people attract more mosquitos than others? To find out, researchers studied two species of mosquitos, Anopheles gambiae and An. arabiensis, which are major disease vectors (particularly...
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