Development and Field Evaluation of a Synthetic Mosquito Lure That Is More Attractive than Humans

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O. Okumu, Fredros; F. Killeen, Gerry; Ogoma, Sheila; Biswaro, Lubandwa; C. Smallegange, Renate; Mbeyela, Edgar; Titus, Emmanuel; Munk, Cristina; Ngonyani, Hassan; Takken, Willem; Mshinda, Hassan; R. Mukabana, Wolfgang; J. Moore, Sarah;
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  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0008951
  • Subject: synthetic | Biochemistry | Medicine | humans | Biological Sciences | lure | mosquito
    mesheuropmc: parasitic diseases

<div><h3>Background</h3><p>Disease transmitting mosquitoes locate humans and other blood hosts by identifying their characteristic odor profiles. Using their olfactory organs, the mosquitoes detect compounds present in human breath, sweat and skins, and use these as cue... View more
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