From: Steph Parker
To: Dave Hamilton
Date: Aug 29 1998 5:38:50 am
Subject: Salt
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Hello Dave!

Sunday August 23 1998 13:16, Dave Hamilton wrote to Steph Parker:

SP>> I have heard that mosquitoes don't like people with 'O' type
SP>> blood maybe fleas are similar.

DH> I must confess to not knowing any of the blood types in my family
DH> including my own.

Well, you should at least know your own.

SP>> Though one reason that a lot of people think that they don't
SP>> get bitten is because they don't get the reaction to the
SP>> bites that most people do and this can be due to not being
SP>> allergic to the bite (actually the anaesthetic injected).

DH> That is very true, and applies to animals as well. Some dogs are
DH> more sensitive to flea bites than others and nibble away chunks
DH> of fur.

DH> The same may be true of mosquitos. As far as I can tell, my
DH> german shepherd is not bothered by them at all, but it could
DH> be that they burrow into the fur and anaethetize the site.

My father never reacts to mosquito bites, even after he has splatted them
while they are sucking on his arm.


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