• Jessica Colarossi

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    Jessica Colarossi is a science writer for The Brink. She graduated with a BS in journalism from Emerson College in 2016, with focuses on environmental studies and publishing. While a student, she interned at ThinkProgress in Washington, D.C., where she wrote over 30 stories, most of them relating to climate change, coral reefs, and women’s health. Profile

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There are 4 comments on Mosquitoes Have a Bizarre Sense of Smell, Study Finds

    1. I don’t know that answer, but my wife, who is O-negative, seems virtually mosquito-proof. I am B-negative and they seem to zero in on me immediately & enthusiastically.

    2. Yes. Mosquitos tend to prefer type O blood over other blood types. However blood type is not the only thing that plays a role in how often you get bitten. Many things from smell (genetic body odor), the colour that you’re wearing, sweat, how much body heat you give off, etc.

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