4. Mosquito bite due to pregnancy
Women who are pregnant are also more susceptible to mosquito bites than others. A study in South Africa found that pregnant women were more than twice as likely to develop dengue fever than non-pregnant women.
Scientists explain that the reason why pregnant women are bitten more by mosquitoes is the increase in CO2. Women during pregnancy exhale 21% more CO2 than normal and their body temperature also increases slightly, so the risk of mosquito bites is higher.
5. Mosquito bite due to body temperature
In addition to CO2, mosquitoes are also quite sensitive to some other odors such as lactic acid, uric acid, and many other compounds in sweat. In addition, mosquitoes especially like people with high body temperature.
Children will be more vulnerable to mosquitoes after exercising because their body will produce more lactic acid and body temperature will also rise. In addition, genetic factors also affect uric acid production, making some people/ children more likely to attract mosquitoes than others.