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    Nature's Best Surgeon: Close-Up View of Mosquito at Work

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    Even the most advanced surgical team would turn green with envy seeing the state-of-the-art tools given to mosquitoes by nature.

    A female mosquito (only female mosquitoes suck blood as they need it for making eggs) has a sophisticated apparatus for sucking blood consisting of six "needles."

    The danger for humans is that mosquitoes can transmit viruses, Zika being a notorious example.

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