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Chlamydia trachomatis bacteria. Coloured trans- mission electron micrograph (TEM) of Chlamydia trachomatis bacteria (red dots) inside a cell inclusion (yellow). These spherical bacteria live only inside cells and are human parasites. Chlamydia trachomatis causes various types of genital, eye and lymph node infections. It causes sexually transmitted diseases: non-specific urethritis (NSU) affecting the urogenital tract & lymphogranuloma venereum (enlarged lymph glands). It also causes trachoma eye disease, a serious cause of blindness. It is treated with antibiotic drugs. Negatively stained. Magnification unknown.
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