Anthrax bacteria

Anthrax bacteria

B220/1254 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 40.2MB

Downloadable file size: 5.5MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


This image is part of the feature Top Ten Scientists

Credit: ALFRED PASIEKA/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Anthrax bacteria. Coloured transmission electron micrograph (TEM) of sectioned Bacillus anthracis bacteria, the cause of the disease anthrax in humans and livestock. There are two forms of the disease. Cutaneous (skin) anthrax causes a raised, itchy lesion at the site of entry of the bacteria. Antibiotic drugs can cure the disease, although it may be fatal if left untreated. Pulmonary (lung) anthrax is caused by inhaling the bacteria. It is fatal in most cases, unless antibiotics are given before the symptoms begin. There is some concern that terrorists could release large quantities of anthrax in a populated area, which would cause many deaths. Magnification unknown.

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

Keywords: anthrax, bacillus anthracis, bacteria, bacterial, bacteriology, bacterium, biological warfare, bioterrorism, coloured, deadly, disease-causing, electron micrograph, fatal, germ, lethal, micro-organism, micro-organisms, microbe, microbes, microbiology, pathogen, pathogenic, pathogens, section, sectioned, tem, terrorism, transmission

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