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La Crosse encephalitis virus

Negatively-stained transmission electron microscopy (TEM) image of La Crosse encephalitis (LAC) virus ribonucleoprotein particles. This virus belongs to the Bunyaviridae family and causes La Crosse virus (LACV) disease (La Crosse encephalitis). La Crosse encephalitis is a rare disease with symptoms including headache, fever, fatigue, nausea, vomiting and lethargy. Human infection is most commonly via mosquito bites. Image courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC / Dr. J. Obijeski).

Candida albicans

Candida albicans - yeast and hyphae stages. A yeast-like fungus commonly occuring on human skin, in the upper respiratory, alimentary & female genital tracts. Magnification 600, Scanning electron microscope. This fungus has a dimorphic life cycle with yeast and hyphal stages. The yeast produces hyphae (strands) from which pseudohyphae branch. The pseudohyphae can give rise to yeast cells by apical or lateral budding. Causes candidiasis which includes thrush (an infection of the mouth & vagina) and vulvo-vaginitis. Courtesy of Dennis Kunkel.

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