Lm of blood fluke Schistosoma mansoni

Lm of blood fluke Schistosoma mansoni

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Caption: Light micrograph of the blood fluke Schistosoma mansoni, showing the ovum with mature first larval stage visible within the ovum's cell wall. S. mansoni causes the disease of bilharzia, asevere form of anemia and associated disorders which occurs primarily in the Third World. The adult fluke settles in the victim's blood vessels, where it lays spiked eggs. Magnification: x162 at 35mm size.

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Keywords: animal, flatworm, invertebrate, invertebrates, light micrograph, nature, platyhelminthes, schistosoma mansoni, wildlife, zoology

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