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To Protect Yourself from Malaria Sleep With a Chicken Next to Your Bed

(BioMed Central) For the first time, scientists have shown that malaria-transmitting mosquitoes actively avoid feeding on certain animal species such as chickens, using their sense of smell. Odors emitted by species such as chickens could provide protection for humans at risk of mosquito-transmitted diseases, according to a study…
Researchers at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences and Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia found that Anopheles arabiensis, one of the predominant species transmitting malaria in sub-Saharan Africa, avoids chickens when looking for hosts to feed on.
Community: However, before you buy a chicken to keep in your bedroom, consider this: “CDC investigating 8 outbreaks of salmonella linked to backyard chicken farms”.
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