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By Maria Cheng The Associated Press

Malaria parasite may trigger human odour to lure mosquitoes

LONDON — Scientists may have figured out part of the reason why mosquitoes are drawn to people infected with malaria: odour.

Swedish researchers say they’ve identified a substance pumped out by malaria parasites that triggers that distinctive smell, noticeable only to mosquitoes. The study from Stockholm University was published Thursday by the journal Science.