THIERRY BERROD, MONA LISA PRODUCTION / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY THIERRY BERROD, MONA LISA PRODUCTION / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Schistosoma flatworm, coloured environmental scanning electron micrograph (ESEM). This parasitic worm causes the disease bilharzia (schistosomiasis). It has two cup-like structures on its head. The oral cup (top) is at On the underside of the head is the ventral fastener (pink) used to attach to its host. This parasite is found in the blood vessels around the bladder.
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