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This image depicts Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) intern, Maureen Metcalfe, as she was using one of the agency’s transmission electron microscopes (TEM). The microscope’s screen was displaying a thin section of the variola virus, revealing some of the ultrastructural features displayed by this pathogenic organism, which is the cause of smallpox.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Cynthia Goldsmith
Creation Date:2011
Photo Credit:James Gathany
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