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Human Diet Drugs Make Mosquitoes Less Likely To Feed, Spread Diseases, Study Shows

BBC News: Mosquitoes ‘put off biting’ by human diet drugs
“Scientists say they may have found a way to reduce the appetite of blood-hungry mosquitoes, by giving them human diet drugs. This left them feeling full and bloated and put them off biting, U.S. researchers said. They said the technique could be used to prevent illnesses such as Zika, yellow fever, and malaria. But their research is still in its early stages, the study in the journal Cell reports…” (2/7).

Additional coverage of the research is available from The Atlantic, Gizmodo, Nature, and NPR.

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