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Description:This 1961 photograph depicted a Petri dish in which a colony of Streptomyces somaliensis fungal-like, aerobic bacterial organisms were being cultivated. The particular specie being grown here, S. somaliensis, are found in Africa, the Americas, Israel and India.
In humans, S. somaliensis cause an infection known as actinomycotic mycetoma. This disease is characterized by a slowly destructive cutaneous, and subcutaneous process, which if allowed to progress, can also include the fascia, muscle and bone. See PHIL 4802 for a radiographic representation of a humeral mycetoma.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Dr. Ajello
Creation Date:1961
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CDC Organization
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