Wednesday, April 15, 2015

CDC PHIL Images From This Week

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PHIL Images From This Week
04/10/2015 08:00 AM EDT
The blacklegged ticks, I. pacificus, (depicted here), and I. scapularis, are known vectors for the zoonotic spirochetal bacteria Borrelia burgdorferi, which is the pathogen responsible for causing Lyme disease.
04/09/2015 08:00 AM EDT
This illustration depicts a three-dimensional (3D) computer-generated image of a number of rod-shaped, drug-resistant Shigella bacteria. The artistic recreation was based upon scanning electron micrographic imagery. Note that the exterior of the Shigella bacterium is fimbriated, covered by numerous thin, hair-like projections, imparting a furry appearance.
04/08/2015 08:00 AM EDT
This image depicts a group of school children who were seated in the lunchroom of a metropolitan Atlanta, Georgia primary school taking their daily lunch break during their school day activities. Having purchased his lunch at this school's cafeteria (see PHIL 18500 through 18515), this young African-American boy was about to take a bite of steamed broccoli, as he enjoyed his food choices, which included ground beef chili with taco chips, fresh salad, chocolate milk, and apple juice.
04/07/2015 08:00 AM EDT
Electron micrograph of a Listeria bacterium in tissue. Listeria monocytogenes is the infectious agent responsible for the food borne illness Listeriosis. In the United States, an estimated 2,500 persons become seriously ill with listeriosis each year. Of these, 500 die.
04/06/2015 08:00 AM EDT
Working in the confines of a ventilated hood, and wearing a blue-colored protective bio-hazard suite, this 2014 image depicts Centers for Disease Control (CDC) microbiologist Tatiana Travis, as she was in the process of preparing a real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test in order to detect drug-resistant pathogens. In her right hand she held a mechanized pipette containing a blue solution that she was pipetting into a 96-well plate, which she held in her left hand.

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