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Health Alert: Prone to mosquitoes

Updated: Friday, August 8 2014, 05:18 PM EDT
CINCINNATI (Liz Bonis) -- If you get "eaten alive" by mosquitoes a new report might explain why.
 
It is that time of year where if people are out and about they may be concerned about mosquito bites.  It's the time of year with West Nile and if a person reacts to mosquito bites there is some new insight to why this happens.

The report found those who get bitten more may have higher levels of uric acid.  The mosquitoes like the uric acid.  Or the person could have a stronger reaction to mosquito saliva so they itch more. 

To protect against it people should use a repellent with Deet.  Another way to avoid bites would be to cover arms and legs as much as possible with long sleeves, especially at dusk and dawn.



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