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Mosquitoes prefer beer-drinkers

Drinking beer makes you a more attractive prospect for mosquitoes. Or so says Science.

The attractiveness of each volunteer was tested twice: before (first trial) and 15 minutes after (second trial) the consumption of either one litre of dolo (the average amount ingested by consumers at a “cabaret”) or one litre of water. Following oral administration, alcohol is quickly absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract into the blood and metabolised. Fifteen minutes is a sufficient interval for alcohol to be present in blood, breath, urine and sweat.

Dolo is a sorghum beer in Burkina Faso, an African country.

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