This visualization reconstructs malaria infection of a human child via mosquito bite, through invasion of cellular tissues including the liver and blood.
All features are to scale, including mosquito, blood vessels, human cells and parasite.
The visualization is the first of its kind to present live-behavior models, including the mosquito's bite technique, parasite invasion method, and patterns of blood flow.
Animation by Drew Berry
Walter and Eliza Hall Institute
Watch Malaria Lifecycle Part 2: Mosquito Host at https://youtu.be/MxiWp8vkRFI
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Updated February 2016