The Horse-fly

We’ve decided to go with the horse-fly as the biter.

Horse-fly bites are painful, and as they rip apart your flesh to suck your blood they can leave behind several nasty bacteria including an evil one called Francisella Tularensis. This can cause serious disease and can even manage to get inside the macrophages which are one of the key agents in our story and trick them into becoming bacteria incubators!

Nicola, who happens to be allergic to horsefly bites, has been building a model of one today.

horsefly

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