Monday, March 16, 2015

CDC PHIL Images From This Week

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PHIL Images From This Week
03/13/2015 08:00 AM EDT
Histopathology of the kidney revealing nodular glomerulosclerosis (Kimmelstiel-Wilson syndrome), characteristic of diabetes mellitus.
03/12/2015 08:00 AM EDT
Under three increasingly greater magnifications, this being midway at 732X (see PHIL 10089, 10091), what is depicted here is an unidentified pore located on the dorsal abdomen of a venomous brown recluse spider, Loxosceles reclusa, found inhabiting a Kentucky farm. Note the material surrounding the pore's orifice, and as the magnification increases, it becomes evident that the material is composed of an unidentified bacterial biofilm.
03/11/2015 08:00 AM EDT
This image depicts U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) officer, Nina Ahmad, as she was in the process of swabbing a boa constrictor in order to test for the presence of Salmonella Cotham, during a 2014 multistate outbreak of human Salmonella cases. Cotham is a serotype, or serovar of Salmonella enterica, which is a distinct variation within this specie of bacteria based on the organism's surface antigens.
03/10/2015 08:00 AM EDT
Under a moderately-high magnification of 1155X, this 2002 scanning electron micrograph (SEM) revealed some of the ultrastructural morphology exhibited by a number of Hartmannella vermiformis amoebae trophozoites.
03/09/2015 08:00 AM EDT
This Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) microbiologist was in the process of setting up an autoinoculator for loading a broth microdilution panel for antimicrobial susceptibility testing of Streptococcus pneumoniae for CDC's Active Bacterial Core surveillance (ABCs).
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