Coloured TEM of blood cell with malaria parasites

Coloured TEM of blood cell with malaria parasites

M210/0085 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 50.3MB

Downloadable file size: 7.4MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


This image is part of the feature B B C

Credit: OMIKRON/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Malaria. Coloured Transmission Electron Micrograph (TEM) of a slice through a distended, misshapen blood cell packed tightly with malarial parasites (Plasmodium sp.). Malaria is caused by single- celled organisms called plasmodia, which are spread to humans by certain tropical species of mosquito (Anopheles sp.). Once in the human body, the plasmodia spread to the liver and then to the blood, where they multiply inside blood cells, bursting out when mature to re-infect other blood cells. The cyclical release of plasmodia into the blood causes bouts of intense fever that weaken the victim and can eventually prove fatal. Magnification unknown.

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

Keywords: blood cell, condition, disease, disorder, healthcare, in blood, malaria, malaria parasite, medical, medicine, plasmodium sp.

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