Most Shared

LOCAL 12 - Search Results

The following is an archived video story. The text content of that video story is available below for reference. The original video has been deleted and is no longer available.

Health Alert: Prone to mosquitoes

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.

Follow Liz Bonis on Twitter @lbonis1 and LIKE her on Facebook




Advertise with us!
Advertise with us!