Mosquitoes More Likely To Bite Preggies, Alcohol Drinkers, Durham University Study

Published: Jul 05, 2016

As the Zika virus continues to be a threat, expectant mothers have reason to believe they run the greater risk of being bitten by mosquitoes carrying the virus.

Pregnant women are twice as likely to be bitten by certain types of mosquitoes, according to a recent study conducted by researchers from Durham University in the UK.

The research revealed that the insect’s fondness for mothers-to-be stems from two reasons. First, pregnant women exhale more air than non-pregnant women, and mosquitoes may be attracted to the carbon dioxide in their breath.

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