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Malaria research, Africa. Researcher holding a glass slide with a smear to be analysed under a light microscope. Malaria is a severe disease caused by Plasmodium parasites, which are 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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