ID#: 2033
This image depicts the surface of a patient’s forearm, on which you’re able to see an example of a cutaneous anthrax lesion, caused by the bacterium, Bacillus anthracis. Important to note, is the characteristic coal-black coloration of the lesion, from which the organism derived its name, for in Greek, anthrax means coal.
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Content Provider(s): CDC/ Dr. James H. Steele
Creation Date: 1962
Photo Credit:
CDC Organization
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Copyright Restrictions: None - This image is in the public domain and thus free of any copyright restrictions.