Want to avoid malaria? Just wear a chicken.

Are you worried about getting malaria? Well, according to this study, you might be able to avoid it by carrying a chicken everywhere you go. Here, scientists report that Anopheles arabiensis mosquitoes — the species that carries malaria — do not bite chickens, and are actually repelled by their odor. In fact, when the researchers set up traps, many fewer mosquitos were captured in traps next to a caged chicken. The researchers also identified the specific chemicals in “chicken odor” that r

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