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Increased Attractiveness of Man to Mosquitoes with Induced Eccrine Sweating


IN studies on human attractiveness to mosquitoes, we not only found gross interhost differences1 but also that individuals were more attractive shortly after physical exercise. In in vitro studies whole lyophilized sweat is attractive to mosquitoes2. We report here in vivo studies in which we induced eccrine sweating and compared attractiveness to mosquitoes before and after sweating.

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KHAN, A., MAIBACH, H., STRAUSS, W. et al. Increased Attractiveness of Man to Mosquitoes with Induced Eccrine Sweating. Nature 223, 859–860 (1969).

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