ID#: 17295
This drawing depicts a dorsal perspective of a deer fly, Chrysops discalis, an insect that has been identified as a vector for the disease tularemia, also known as rabbit fever, or deer-fly fever. This fly is able to transfer the cause of the disease, the Gram-negative bacterium, Francisella tularensis, to humans, upon whose blood it preys.
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Content Provider(s): CDC/ Dr. Richard Darsie
Creation Date: 1976
Photo Credit:
CDC Organization
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Copyright Restrictions: None - This image is in the public domain and thus free of any copyright restrictions.