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This image depicts a close-up right, anterior-oblique view of a Culex quinquefasciatus mosquito, which had landed on the photographer’s finger, in search of a blood meal from its human host. In this view, you’re able to see that the insect’s abdomen had turned red, now filled with its host’s blood. C. quinquefasciatus is a proven vector associated with the arboviral transmission of the West Nile virus.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ William Brogdon
Creation Date:2001
Photo Credit:James Gathany
CDC Organization
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