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Description:This is a digitally-colorized scanning electron microscopic (SEM) image of a flea.
Fleas are known to carry a number of diseases that are transferable to human beings through their bites, including plague, caused by the bacterium, Yersinia pestis.
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Content Providers(s):CDC
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Photo Credit:Janice Haney Carr
Links:CDC - National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases; Division of Vector-Borne Infectious Diseases; Plague Home Page
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