Rickettsia prowasekii bacteria

Rickettsia prowasekii bacteria

B220/0521 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 23.0MB

Downloadable file size: 1.2MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Credit: CNRI/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a colony of bacteria Rickettsia prowazeki, agent of typhus disease. These bacteria are non-motile, rod-like and Gram-negative. They cause epidemic typhus, a human disease transmitted by the human body louse. R. prowazeki multiply within the louse and exit in louse faeces. Due to louse bites, or scratching by the human victim, these bacteria enter the human bloodstream. Fever, rash and delirium may result, and death may occur if untreated. Treatment is with antibiotic drugs and elimination of the lice. This was a classic European disease. Magnification: x8,000 at 6x7cm size.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: bacteria, bacterial, bacteriology, bacterium, cause, infect, micro-organisms, microbe, microbes, microbiology, rickettsia, rickettsia prowazeki, scanning electron micrograph, sem, type, typhus

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.