7 December, 2008

Amazing close-up

Close-up of a mosquito
Close-up of a mosquito

A female Anopheles mosquito acts as a deadly hypodermic, injecting the malaria parasite when she feeds on human blood. Nearly half a billion people get malaria each year. More than a million die. After decades of neglect, the world is renewing its fight against the disease.

Color-synthesizing scanning electron microscope image by David Scharf. Copyrighted by National Geographic.

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