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Mosquito Bites Leave A Lasting Impression On Our Immune System

14:06 EDT 17 May 2018 | Discover Magazine

Mosquito bites are like a gross form of French kissing — the insects swap your blood with their saliva, and leave a trail of salivary secretions behind like mosquito cooties. Some of those compounds prevent clotting as the insects slurp up your blood. Now researchers find mosquito spit aggravates your immune system for days afterward. The findings could help scientists develop vaccines for mosquito-born diseases like Zika. Rebecca Rico-Hesse, a virologist at Baylor College of Medicine in

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