Avian and human flu viruses combining

Avian and human flu viruses combining

M055/0346 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 64.7MB

Downloadable file size: 4.5MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Restrictions: This image may not be used in educational posters

Caption: Avian and human flu viruses combining. Computer artwork of different strains (shown by different colours) of influenza virus leaving a cell. Viruses infect a host cell and use its machinery to replicate their genome. If two different strains of virus infect the cell at the same time, the two genomes may be mixed and repackaged to create new strains. If an avian (bird) virus and a human virus are mixed in this way it could lead to the avian virus being able to spread from human to human. This would introduce a new strain into the population that there was no resistance to, and so could cause a deadly pandemic.

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

Keywords: artwork, avian, biological, biology, bird flu, cell, combination, combinations, combining, computer artwork, enveloped, epidemic, flu, genetics, haemagglutinin, human, illustration, influenza virus, microbe, microbes, microbiological, microbiology, mixed, neuraminidase, new, pandemic, pathogen, pathogenic, replicating, spreading, strain, strians, virion, virions, virology, virus, viruses

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