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If only I had chickens around, I might not have gotten malaria

Almost half a million people die of malaria every year. The smell of live chicken could repel malaria-carrying mosquitoes, researchers have found.

When researchers studied mosquitoes in three Ethiopian villages, they found only one female mosquito had chicken blood in her, despite there being plenty of chickens around. James Gathany photo courtesy of CDC

PUBLISHED :Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016 12:00 AM

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