Researchers make smelly feet serum to lure, kill mosquitoes

TANZANIA, Africa

The team discovered that mosquitoes are attracted to the smell of stinky feet.

So in an effort to cut back on the spread of malaria, scientists developed a potent serum, similar to that of human foot odor, to lure and kill mosquitoes.

The synthetic smell is used outdoors in so-called mosquito landing boxes.

Malaria kills about 800,000 people a year. Most of the victims are children in Africa.

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