ID#: 21024
This image depicted an anterior view of a tsetse fly, who is a member of the genus, Glossina, with its large, forward pointing proboscis, through which it extracts its blood meals from its vertebrate victims, including human beings, while at the same time transmitting the microscopic parasite, Trypanosoma brucei, the pathogen responsible for causing African trypanosomiasis, also known as sleeping sickness.
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Content Provider(s): CDC/ Kay DeWitt
Creation Date: 1965
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CDC Organization
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Copyright Restrictions: None - This image is in the public domain and thus free of any copyright restrictions.