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Halophilic bacterium

Halophilic bacterium. Magnification 2000, scanning electron microscopy. This pleomorphic, extremophile was found growing at high salinity (2.5 times normal sea water concentration). It is an unknown genus likely from a group of bacteria, formerly called archaebacteria or Archaeobacteria, now called Archaea. Courtesy of Dennis Kunkel.

Influenza A virus subtype H1N1

Influenza A virus subtype H1N1 particles. Digitally-colorized transmission electron micrograph. The surface proteins located on the surface of the virus particles are shown in black. This virus, first detected in 2009, belongs to the Orthomyxoviridae family and contains the glycoproteins haemagglutinin and neuraminidase, hence the H and the N in the subtype name. Some H1N1 strains cause infection in humans and others in pigs (Pig Flu, Swine Flu, Swine Influenza). Pig flu (Swine Influenza, Swine Flu) is a respiratory illness that occurs in pigs. Transmission of H1N1 from pigs to humans (Zoonosis) is not common and does not always lead to human illness. The virus can be infectious from human to human. Symptoms of this virus in people are similar to the regular flu which include fever, cough, sore throat, body aches, headache, chills and fatigue. Image courtesy of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID).

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