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Known as a vector for the West Nile virus, this Culex quinquefasciatus mosquito has landed on a human finger, in order to obtain its sustaining meal of blood from its host. The main transmitter of the West Nile virus in the southeast, is the specie C. quinquefasciatus. Eliminating puddles and small containers of water can greatly reduce this mosquito’s population.
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Content Providers(s): CDC/James Gathany
Creation Date: 2003
Photo Credit: James Gathany
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