Whooping Cough (Pertussis)

Whooping Cough (Pertussis)

C022/1468 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 70.0MB

Downloadable file size: 7.1MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator

Credit: Carol and Mike Werner/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY


Caption: Illustration of Pertussis (Whooping cough). Microscopic droplets containing the bacteria Bortedella are inhaled. The bacteria attach themselves to celia of epithelial cells lining the throat, where they reproduce and migrate toward the epithelial cells lining the lungs. The bacteria release a toxin that paralyzes the celia and kills the cells. The toxin may then spread throughout the body, eventually causing pneumonia when alveoli in the lungs become infected.

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

Keywords: air sacs, alveoli, bacterium bortedella, bordetella pertussis, breathe, breathing, celia, cell, cells, contagion, contagious, disease, epidemic, epithelial cells, illustration, infection, infectious, lungs, medical, medical illustration, paralysis, pertussis, pneumonia, respiratory system, toxin, whooping cough

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