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Mosquito legs and head. The female mosquito, here on human skin, uses her proboscis to pierce the skin and obtain blood to nourish her eggs. This is the point at which pathogens are transmitted. Diseases transmitted by mosquitoes include malaria, yellow fever and dengue fever.
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