Foot odor to the rescue? Malaria may have a new foe

July 2011
Modern Healthcare;7/18/2011, Vol. 41 Issue 29, p36
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The article highlights a study that aims to identify why mosquitoes are attracted to foot odor, which would be funded by the Gates Foundation. Dr. Fredros Okumu of Tanzania's Ifakara Health Institute said that it was Dutch scientist Dr. Bart Knols who first discovered the phenomenon. He added that the chemical blend that will be produced by the study will help kill up to 95% of mosquitoes. On other news, University of California San Francisco researchers confirmed that the July effect is indeed true in terms of mortality.


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