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Ann M. Yezerski ayezersk at moose.uvm.edu
Mon Aug 22 14:17:58 EST 1994

Rob Shelvey (shelvey at uk.co.pcr.snd01) wrote:
: Does anybody out there know why some people get bitten by mosquitoes alot more 
: than other people.  I got bitten over 50 times in one night yet my girlfriend 
: didn't get bitten once.  Is there some natural repellents the body gives off ?
: What are the best repllents to use against these pests?  Any info greatly 
: appreciated.

: Thanks,   

: Rob Shelvey  ( SHELVEY at UK.CO.PCR.SND01 )
Another possibility is that your girlfriend does not have an allergy to 
the anti-coagulant that the mosquito injects into its victim.  This is 
generally the cause of the itchy swelling that most people refer to as a 
"mosquito bite."

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