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This is a digitally-colorized scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a flea.
Fleas are known to carry a number of diseases that are transferable to human beings through their bites, including plague, caused by the bacterium, Yersinia pestis.
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Janice Haney Carr
CDC - National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases; Division of Vector-Borne Infectious Diseases; Plague Home Page
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