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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Image Number D2623-8

The mosquito Aedes aegypti can spread several diseases as it travels from person to person. Only the females feed on blood. This mosquito has filled up on human blood. In partnership with the U.S. Department of Defense, ARS scientists are working to protect U.S. soldiers from this insect pest and other disease-spreading insects by developing new repellents, treated fabrics, and more.

 

Photo by Stephen Ausmus.


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Last Modified: 10/25/2012