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Malaria research, Africa. Researcher preparing a culture medium for the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum. Malaria is a severe disease caused by Plasmodium parasites, of which P. falciparum is the most deadly and causes 90 percent of deaths. It is transmitted to humans by blood-feeding Anopheles mosquitoes. This research is for the IRD (Institut de Recherche pour le Developpement), a French organisation that funds research in developing countries. Photographed in Cotonou, Benin, in 2007.
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