Stinky Feet Odor May Prevent Malaria Deaths

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Stinky Feet Odor May Prevent Malaria Deaths

The oldِ adage thatِ you catch moreِ flies withِ honey mayِ beِ true, butِ researchers areِ betting thatِ the scent ofِ smelly feet willِ beِ the bestِ lure toِ catch disease-spreading mosquitoes.
The researchers, led byِ Fredros Okumu atِ the Ifakara Health Institute inِ Tanzania, areِ developing traps usingِ natural andِ artificial foot odors toِ lure mosquitoes andِ prevent themِ fromِ spreading diseases likeِ malaria.
The researchers alsoِ found theِ trap couldِ beِ used asِ a complement toِ bed nets andِ bug sprays toِ protect people fromِ  mosquito-borne diseases, whichِ areِ prevalent inِ many ofِ the poorer areas ofِ the world andِ cause millions ofِ deaths a year.