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Streptomyces spp.

Streptomyces spp. - Gram-positive, filamentous or irregular-shaped prokaryote; used in the production of the antibiotic streptomycin. Magnification 725. Causes madura foot and mycetoma. Courtesy of Dennis Kunkel.

Image of numerous Vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV) virions visualized by negatively-stained transmission electron microscopy (TEM). This virus belongs to the Rhabdoviridae family. Infection with this virus causes Vesicular Stomatitis disease which primarily affects horses and cattle and occasionally swine, sheep, goats, llamas, and alpacas. Humans can also become infected when handling affected animals, but this is a rare. Symptoms may include blisters, sores, and sloughing of skin in the mouth, on the tongue, on the muzzle and ears, and above the hooves. Lameness and weight loss may also occur. Image courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC / Dr. Fred Murphy).

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A scientific society that promotes all aspects related to protists.

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This virus which the is the causative agent of mumps belongs to the Paramyxoviridae family. Symptoms of this common childhood illness includes fever, headache, muscle aches, tiredness, loss of appetite, swollen and tender salivary glands under the ears. More serious and potentially lethal complications include inflammation of the brain (encephalitis) or heart muscle (myocarditis). The virus is no longer very common in developed countries, but outbreaks continue to occur.

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