ID#: 4489
This photograph depicts a female Aedes albopictus mosquito as she was feeding on a human host. You can see the red, needle-like proboscis that had penetrated the skin, and was filled with the host’s blood, which had filled her abdomen. Ae. albopictus is known to be a vector for a number of arboviral diseases, including yellow fever, dengue fever, and Chikungunya fever.
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Content Provider(s): CDC/ James D. Gathany
Creation Date: 2003
Photo Credit: James D. Gathany
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