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					                                Newcastle Herald
                                Tuesday 3/3/2009                                        Brief: UNIQ_CORP
                                Page: 3
                                Section: General News
                                Region: Newcastle NSW Circulation: 49,880
                                Type: Regional
                                Size: 37.23 sq.cms.
                                Published: MTWTFS-



THE reason why some                                              person's skin gives off a
mosquitoes feast on some          Mosquitoes home                unique odour.
people and not others lies in                                      "Some people's smell may
the unique bacteria living on     in on heady smell              repel mosquitoes and others
an individual's skin.                                            do not," Dr Beebe said.
   University of Queensland       they exhale and at night can     He said there was no
senior lecturer Dr Nigel          find them through their body   credible evidence to support
Beebe said mosquitoes             temperature.                   theories that mosquitoes were
tracked down humans by the          The bacteria breaking        attracted because of blood
amount of carbon dioxide          down the oils on each          type, sugar levels or perfumes.




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