Mosquito transmitting malaria, artwork

Mosquito transmitting malaria, artwork

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Credit: TIM VERNON / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Mosquito transmitting malaria. Artwork of a female mosquito using its modified proboscis (centre) to pierce its host's skin and feed on its blood. Only female mosquitoes feed on blood. Mosquitoes (family Culicidae) are a vector for several human diseases, such as malaria and yellow fever. The protozoan parasite Plasmodium, which causes malaria in humans, has here been transferred to the host's bloodstream. It is in its sporozoite stage (blue, lower left). Also shown are the mosquito's antennae and compound eyes.

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