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Under a high magnification, this digitally colorized scanning electron microscopic (SEM) image depicts three, 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
CDC Organization
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