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The Health Category addresses all issues related to Health care in Haiti, starting with the availability of medical services for the Haitian population, where people can find health care in Haiti and also how to improve the system

The clothes you wear affect your attractiveness to mosquito

Mosquito Species

Did you know the clothes you wear may determine the number of mosquito bites you receive? Some colors are. mosquitoes have well developed vision and smell senses. They use both effectively to locate and attack the human they want to draw blood from

According to medical entomologist Jonathan Day at the University of Florida, someone who wears colors thath stand out such as black, blue or red, they become targets for mosquito bites

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Mosquitoes love to drink beer

Mosquito Lifecycle

I don't know if mosquitoes usually try their best to keep up with the latest beer trend or like a specific type of beer; however, there is something that definitely attracts them to the beer drinker. Until today, this has remained a mystery. Beer drinkers are more likely to get bitten by mosquitoes than others. According to a recent study, you are more likely to receive mosquito bites after drinking only one 12-once bottle of beer. Although it has not been proved, researchers suspect that drinking beer increases the amount of ethanol in the sweat and the body temperature in human, making it more susceptible to mosquito bites.

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Ankles and feet, premium meet for mosquito

Mosquito Species

Don't you have certain preferences for the part of the chicken, pork or beef you eat? it is the same for the mosquito when it comes to human. You may have noticed, mosquitoes likes to bite you in the arm, ankle or feet. Here is the reason. Research has indicated that the volume of a particular bacteria or specific species of bacteria living on our skin determines our attractiveness to mosquitoes. Those bacteria are of multiple types with greater diversity. However, in some specific regions of the body such as the arms, ankles and feet, these bacteria tend to migrate in colony of limited but specific species. This probably explains why most mosquitoes bite us in the arm, ankle or feet, the areas of the body where more robust bacteria are colonized

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Bigger people are bitten more often by Mosquito than children

Mosquito Taxonomy and evolution

Before you start going, no it is not because they have more to offer to the hungry mosquito. Mosquitoes locate their next meal thanks to an organ called maxillary palp located in their breath and the carbon dioxide people emit in the air. A mosquito can locate you from a distance as far as 164 feet away. Adults and bigger individuals tend to exhale more carbon dioxide gas over time. As a result study shows that these people are more likely to be bitten. This is also one of the reasons why children on average complain less about mosquito bites than adults.

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People with sweat, high body temperature, more attractive to Mosquitoes

Mosquito Species

Once the mosquito is at close range to you, the reason they keep coming back to you even after you push them away is because of the lactic acid, uric acid, ammonia and other substances you expel via your sweat. If you are exercising, this tends to increase the level of lactic acid and heat in your body; it is likely to make you stand out to mosquito bite. Research also found that some people genetically emit more uric acid and other substances naturally more easily found by mosquito than others.

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Type O blood is very delicious to mosquitos

Mosquito Taxonomy and evolution

An individual with a Type O blood is more delicious than one with Type A. In a study conducted in a controlled environment, researchers found that mosquitoes landed on people with Type O blood more often than any other blood types. The second preference for the mosquitos are people with type B blood. People with type O blood came dead last as the received even less mosquito bites. There is another level to this study which is even more important. Some people easily reveal their blood type through chemical signal in their skin. Those people are more likely to be bitten by mosquitos.

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Pregnant women are at higher risk for Mosquito bite

Mosquito Eggs and oviposition

One specific group of people who usually has more than her fair share of mosquito bites are pregnant women. Study has revealed that a pregnant woman is twice more likely to receive mosquito bites than the general population. Studies prove that pregnant women exalt on average 20 percent more Carbone dioxide than the average person and that alone is a very attractive to mosquitos. In addition, the body of a woman is on average 1.26 degree warmer when carrying an unborn child and study revealed that a higher body temperature in human will attract more mosquito.

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Why do Mosquitoes bite some more than others - 7 Reasons

Mosquito Taxonomy and evolution

Are you one of those people who always gets eating alive by mosquitoes? If you are, don't feel bad because you are not alone. My family thinks that I complain too much about mosquito bites. Regardless how many people are seating outside, the mosquitoes will only come to me. After doing some research, I finally got the data to support my claim that I am in fact more delicious to mosquitoes than most other people.

Did you know that some 20 percent of the population receive mosquito bits more often on a consistent basis. Scientists have not been able to establish without a doubt the real causes for that. However, many researches have suggested many reasons why someone like me is more delicious to a mosquito.

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FLASH - Birth of first Haitian baby with microcephaly or small head due to Zika virus

What is Microcephaly in a new born baby?

A pregnant Haitian woman who came to Florida delivered a baby with microcephaly or with small head. According to the Florida Department of Health, the mother was infected with the Zika virus in Haiti before she came to the United States.

Microcephaly is a major birth defects often caused by the Zika virus where a baby's head is much smaller than expected. During pregnancy, a baby's head is expected to grows as the baby's brain grows. However, Microcephaly can occur if the baby's brain did not developed properly during pregnancy

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Some of the Health benefits in consuming Cloves or Haitian Jirof

Cloves or Jirof in Haitian Kreyol

How many of you accidentally took a bite of cloves in eating some diri ak pwa and scream because it tasted so bad?Cloves or Jirof is one of the most commonly use spices in Haitian diet. It is often used for flavor when making some popular Haitian dishes such as diri ak djon djon, mayi moulen, griyo (for some), Kremas, etc.

It is said to be good for your kidney, spleen and stomach meridians. It can be used to treat hiccup and to fortify the kidney yang. Cloves is used in formulas for impotence or to clear vaginal discharge from yang deficiency, for morning sickness, vomiting and diarrhea. Cloves may be used for hypotonic muscles, including for multiple sclerosis.

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