ID#: 10839
This digitally-colorized transmission electron microscopic (TEM) image depicted eight virions (viral particles) of a newly-discovered virus, which was determined to be a member of the genus, Arenavirus. A cause of fatal hemorrhagic fever, it was confirmed that this virus was responsible for causing illness in five South Africans, four of whom died having succumbed to its devastating effects. See PHIL 10838 for a black and white version of this image.
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Content Provider(s): CDC/ Charles Humphrey
Creation Date: 2008
Photo Credit:
CDC Organization
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