BSIP, LAURENT / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY BSIP, LAURENT / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Sterile room. Health worker wearing an airtight suit inside a room used to store sterile equipment. The items will be used to care for children with severe immune deficiency, who could be made ill by micro- organisms that would be normally be harmless. Immune deficiency can be caused by exposure to radiation, infectious diseases (such as AIDS, the acquired immune deficiency syndrome) or genetic factors. Photographed at the Necker children's hospital, Paris, France.
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