mosquitos.jpgAn  America-Canadian funded researcher in Africa, says the odour of dirty socks can be used to lure Malaria carrying mosquitoes.
A representative of a Tanzanian health institution said an experiment revealed that Mosquitoes are more attracted to the odour of filthy feet than to live humans sleeping in the same area.

He said they have formulated a synthetic mixture that smells like dirty socks to kill the Mosquitoes.

His findings have earned him a US775 000 dollars  the ‘Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’ and the Canadian (NGO) ‘Grand Challenges’ to install the synthetic mixture in Tanzanian villages to complement Mosquito nets and repellents.

90% of malaria deaths each year occur in Africa and 92% of those are children aged below  five.