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Caption: Coloured scanning electron microscopy (SEM) of an itch mite (Sarcoptes scabiei). This parasite is the cause of the disease scabies. It burrows into the skin and lays eggs, causing extreme itching. The spines on its back ensure it can only move forwards.

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Itch mite, SEM

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