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Meningitis bacteria. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of Neisseria meningitidis bacteria. Neisseria meningitidis is an obligate human parasite that causes meningococcal meningitis, the inflammation of connective tissue membranes lining the brain and spinal cord. Symptoms include headache, fever, stiff neck, vomiting, delirium, sometimes death. Treatment is with antibiotics. Magnification: x15800 when printed 10 centimetres wide.
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