BIOMEDICAL IMAGING UNIT, SOUTHAMPTON GENERAL HOSPITAL / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY BIOMEDICAL IMAGING UNIT, SOUTHAMPTON GENERAL HOSPITAL / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Salmonella bacteria, coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM). Each rod-shaped structure is an individual bacterium. These bacteria occur mainly in human and animal intestines. Some strains are pathogenic, causing salmonella food poisoning (salmonellosis), resulting in abdominal pain and diarrhoea. Common sources of human infection are dairy, poultry and meat products. Treatment consists of rehydration and the use of antibiotic drugs. Magnification: x630 when printed 10cm high.
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