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Description:A photomicrograph of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in a sputum smear, using Ziehl-Neelsen acid-fast stain technique.
Infection is passed from one person to another when an infected person coughs or sneezes, thereby, releasing bacteria-containing microdroplets into the air to be inhaled by an uninfected recipient, who then becomes infected.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Ronald W. Smithwick
Creation Date:1971
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Links:CDC - National Center for HIV, STD and TB Prevention - Div. of TB Elimination
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