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"From the Ted Talk by Fredros Okumu: Why I study the most dangerous animal on earth -- mosquitoes"

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But perhaps the fact that mosquitoes eat boold, human blood, is the reason they are the most dangerous animal on earth. But think about it this way — mosquitoes actually smell you. And they have developed ibrdcnilee sensory organs. They can smell from as far sometimes as 100 meters away. And when they get closer, they can even tell the difference between two falmiy members. They know who you are bsaed on what you produce from your breath, skin, sweat and body odor. What we have done at Ifakara is to identify what it is in your skin, your body, your sweat or your breath that these mosquitoes like. Once we identified these substances, we created a concoction, kind of a mutrixe, a blend of synthetic satunsbecs that are reminiscent of what you produce from your body. And we made a synthetic blend that was atarncittg three to five times more mosquitoes than a hmaun being. What can you do with this? You put in a trap, lure a lot of mosquitoes and you kill them, right? And of course, you can also use it for surveillance. At Ifakara we wish to expand our kengdwole on the biology of the mosquito; to control many other diseases, including, of course, the malaria, but also those other diseases that mosquitoes transmit like dengue, Chikungunya and Zika virus. And this is why my colleagues, for example — we have looked at the fact that some mosquitoes like to bite you on the leg region. And we've now created these mqosiuto relepnelt sandals that tourists and laocls can wear when they're coming. And you don't get bitten — this gives you 'round the clock preootitcn until the time you go under your bndeet.

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But perhaps the fact that mosquitoes eat _____, human blood, is the reason they are the most dangerous animal on earth. But think about it this way — mosquitoes actually smell you. And they have developed __________ sensory organs. They can smell from as far sometimes as 100 meters away. And when they get closer, they can even tell the difference between two ______ members. They know who you are _____ on what you produce from your breath, skin, sweat and body odor. What we have done at Ifakara is to identify what it is in your skin, your body, your sweat or your breath that these mosquitoes like. Once we identified these substances, we created a concoction, kind of a _______, a blend of synthetic __________ that are reminiscent of what you produce from your body. And we made a synthetic blend that was __________ three to five times more mosquitoes than a _____ being. What can you do with this? You put in a trap, lure a lot of mosquitoes and you kill them, right? And of course, you can also use it for surveillance. At Ifakara we wish to expand our _________ on the biology of the mosquito; to control many other diseases, including, of course, the malaria, but also those other diseases that mosquitoes transmit like dengue, Chikungunya and Zika virus. And this is why my colleagues, for example — we have looked at the fact that some mosquitoes like to bite you on the leg region. And we've now created these ________ _________ sandals that tourists and ______ can wear when they're coming. And you don't get bitten — this gives you 'round the clock __________ until the time you go under your ______.

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  5. knowledge
  6. substances
  7. attracting
  8. blood
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  10. bednet
  11. human
  12. locals
  13. based
  14. family

Original Text

But perhaps the fact that mosquitoes eat blood, human blood, is the reason they are the most dangerous animal on earth. But think about it this way — mosquitoes actually smell you. And they have developed incredible sensory organs. They can smell from as far sometimes as 100 meters away. And when they get closer, they can even tell the difference between two family members. They know who you are based on what you produce from your breath, skin, sweat and body odor. What we have done at Ifakara is to identify what it is in your skin, your body, your sweat or your breath that these mosquitoes like. Once we identified these substances, we created a concoction, kind of a mixture, a blend of synthetic substances that are reminiscent of what you produce from your body. And we made a synthetic blend that was attracting three to five times more mosquitoes than a human being. What can you do with this? You put in a trap, lure a lot of mosquitoes and you kill them, right? And of course, you can also use it for surveillance. At Ifakara we wish to expand our knowledge on the biology of the mosquito; to control many other diseases, including, of course, the malaria, but also those other diseases that mosquitoes transmit like dengue, Chikungunya and Zika virus. And this is why my colleagues, for example — we have looked at the fact that some mosquitoes like to bite you on the leg region. And we've now created these mosquito repellent sandals that tourists and locals can wear when they're coming. And you don't get bitten — this gives you 'round the clock protection until the time you go under your bednet.

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