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13168

PHIL Image 13168

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Description:An enlarged view of PHIL 13166, this digitally-colorized scanning electron micrograph (SEM) depicts a grouping of numerous Gram-negative, anaerobic, Borrelia burgdorferi bacteria, which had been derived from a pure culture.

This pathogenic organism is responsible for causing the illness, Lyme disease, a zoonotic, vector-borne, ailment, transmitted to humans by way of a tick bite.B. burgdorferi belongs to a group of bacteria, called spirochetes, whose appearance resembles a coiled spring.

B. burgdorferi bacteria can infect several parts of the body, producing different symptoms at different times. Not all patients with Lyme disease will have all symptoms, and many of the symptoms can occur with other diseases as well. If you believe you may have Lyme disease, it is important that you consult your health care provider for proper diagnosis.

High Resolution:Right click here and select "Save Target As..." for hi-resolution image (16.43 MB)
Content Providers(s):CDC/ Claudia Molins
Creation Date:2011
Photo Credit:Janice Haney Carr
Links:
  • CDC – National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID); Division of Vector-Borne Diseases (DVBD): Lyme Disease
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    MeSH
    tree picture Diseases
    tree picture tree picture Bacterial Infections and Mycoses
    tree picturetree picture tree picture Bacterial Infections
    tree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Gram-Negative Bacterial Infections
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Borrelia Infections
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Lyme Disease
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Tick-Borne Diseases
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Lyme Disease
    tree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Spirochaetales Infections
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Borrelia Infections
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Lyme Disease
    tree picturetree picture tree picture Infection
    tree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Communicable Diseases
    tree picture Organisms
    tree picture tree picture Bacteria
    tree picturetree picture tree picture Gram-Negative Bacteria
    tree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Gram-Negative Anaerobic Bacteria
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Gram-Negative Anaerobic Straight, Curved, and Helical Rods
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Spirochaetaceae
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Borrelia
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Borrelia burgdorferi Group
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Borrelia burgdorferi
    tree picturetree picture tree picture Spirochaetales
    tree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Spirochaetaceae
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Borrelia
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Borrelia burgdorferi Group
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Borrelia burgdorferi
    Copyright Restrictions:None - This image is in the public domain and thus free of any copyright restrictions. As a matter of courtesy we request that the content provider be credited and notified in any public or private usage of this image.
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