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This digitally colorized scanning electron microscopic (SEM) image 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.
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Content Providers(s): CDC/ Claudia Molins
Creation Date: 2011
Photo Credit: Janice Haney Carr
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Copyright Restrictions: None - This image is in the public domain and thus free of any copyright restrictions.