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Changing the flavor of humans might thwart mosquitoes

While the zika virus might be grabbing all the headlines these days, malaria continues to hold the dubious honor of being the most deadly vector-borne disease, claiming the lives of more than 400,000 people each year. No cure has been found yet, though scientists have been attempting everything from altering the mosquitoes' sense of smell to rendering them infertile. That said, a recent study by researchers at John Hopkins University School of Medicine has identified a potential new approach: changing how humans smell and taste.
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