Malaria molecule makes blood extra-alluring to mosquitoes

Mix releases gases, chemicals that prompt insects to gorge on infectious meal

mosquito and malaria parasite

BLOODTHIRST  The Plasmodium falciparum malaria parasite (right) produces a molecule that makes infected blood more attractive to Anopheles gambiae mosquitoes (left).

From left: James Gathany/CDC; Steven Glenn/Laboratory & Consultation Division/CDC

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