UF/IFAS Mosquito-Feeding Study May Help Stem Dangerous Viruses

Have you ever been bitten by a mosquito? Where has it been? Before mosquitoes bite humans, they feast on birds. This is where a lot of viruses originate. Researchers can now determine what animals the mosquitoes are biting before humans. This allows researchers to see which animals being bit can carry certain diseases. The next time you go on a hike, you should put bug spray on to reduce the amount of mosquito bites you receive. You never know where the mosquito has been.

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