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Captured in 2016, in the capital city of Dhaka, Bangladesh, this image depicted a Culex quinquefasciatus mosquito, beneath the lens of a microscope. This vector is known to spread the pathogen responsible for causing lymphatic filariasis (LF), through its bite. LF, or more commonly known as elephantiasis, is a disfiguring mosquito-borne disease. While almost 1-billion people globally are at risk of contracting this disfiguring disease, countries like Bangladesh have made great progress at reducing the spread of this infection, through the implementation of mass drug administration (MDA). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) partnered with the Bangladesh Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, in order to conduct mosquito surveys in search of the responsible parasite, to determine if Bangladesh has successfully interrupted transmission.
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Content Provider(s): CDC/ CDC-Connects, Theresa Roebuck
Creation Date: 2016
Photo Credit: Caitlin Worrell
CDC Organization
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