Several studies have demonstrated that malaria parasites can render vertebrate hosts – including humans – more attractive to biting mosquitoes. A recent study provides evidence that Plasmodium falciparum infection alters the aldehyde composition of human foot odor, and suggests that this may be the proximate cause of increased attraction.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Trends in Parasitology|
|State||Published - Jul 2018|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Infectious Diseases