As someone who has an allergic reaction to mosquito bites, I was both concerned & interested to hear in the news this week, that these little buggers could be carrying diseases over to the UK by 2030.
Unfortunately for me, I attract them & then have a terrible reaction to the bites often being quite unwell for weeks. On many occasions when I have been with my brother on trips, I am bitten to pieces while he escapes with 1 or 2 slightly irritating bites. So why do mozzies find “me” so attractive & why do I react so badly?
It has been estimated that 20% of us are bitten more than others due to various factors including blood type & beer drinking. It appears that it’s the insect saliva which is injected to stop your blood clotting could be the cause. Proteins & enzymes in this saliva what causes…
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