Some people seem to find themselves more prone to being bitten by mosquitoes than others.
Around 20 percent of the population are deemed to be a more desirable target to the insects however it isn't well understood exactly why this should be so. Those who have gone camping and found themselves with red marks all over while their friends have remained unscathed can attest to the nature of this phenomenon.
Several factors are believed to have some impact on who mosquitoes will flock to. The blood type of the victim is one possibility, as is the amount of carbon dioxide they are breathing out. Other factors include the amount of alcohol that has been consumed, the amount of bacteria on the skin and even the color of clothes being worn.
"You come in from a summer hike covered with itchy red mosquito bites, only to have your friends innocently proclaim that they donít have any."
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