Sunday, October 24, 2010

Image of the week: Bedbug, close up and personal

Digitally-colored scanning electron micrograph of Cimex lectularius shows the insect's six jointed legs and "skin-piercing mouthparts.
From a joint statement by the EPA and CDC:
Bedbugs cause a variety of negative physical health, mental health and economic consequences. Many people have mild to severe allergic reaction to the bites with effects ranging from no reaction to a small bite mark to, in rare cases, anaphylaxis (severe, whole-body reaction). These bites can also lead to secondary infections of the skin such as impetigo, ecthyma, and lymphangitis.
How bedbugs invaded New York
New York City is under attack from a mass infestation of bedbugs that is leaving a trail of itching, sleep deprivation and panic in its wake

No comments:

Post a Comment