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This close-up photograph shows an Anopheles minimus mosquito, a malaria vector of the Orient, as she was feeding on a human host. Note the blood meal that this mosquito had ingested, as it collected inside its stomach within its abdominal segment, extracting it from the host though its proboscis, which it had used to penetrate the skin, much like a straw.
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Content Providers(s):CDC
Creation Date:2005
Photo Credit:James Gathany
CDC Organization
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