Smallpox virus, TEM

Smallpox virus, TEM

M050/0920 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 31.3MB

Downloadable file size: 3.9MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Credit: RICHARD J. GREEN/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Smallpox virus. Coloured transmission electron micrograph (TEM) of a variola virus, the cause of smallpox. Variola is the most virulent member of the orthopoxvirus group of viruses. It is specific to humans and has no other animal hosts. The symptoms of smallpox include a high temperature and skin spots that develop into scarring pustules. It is transmitted by coughed droplets or by the pus from pustules. Smallpox was eradicated in the 1970s by a global vaccination programme but isolated cultures of variola viruses are still kept in laboratories for research purposes.

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

Keywords: biology, coloured, condition, cytology, disease, disorder, eradicated, false-colour, false-coloured, human, infectious, medicine, micro-organism, microbiology, orange, orthopoxvirus, pathogenic, pathology, red, smallpox, tem, transmission electron micrograph, transmission electron microscope, variola virus, viral, virion, virology, virus, yellow

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