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Ebola virus

Single filamentous Ebola virus particle, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), digitally-colorized. Ebola is a rare but deadly disease caused by infection with one of the Ebola virus species which belong to the Filoviridae family. Ebola can cause disease in humans and nonhuman primates. Infection is through direct contact with infected blood / body fluids, objects and primates. Symptoms may include fever, severe headache, muscle pain, weakness, fatigue, diarrhea, vomiting, abdominal pain and unexplained hemorrhage. Image courtesy of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID).

Cladosporium spp.

Cladosporium spp., a common environmental mold. Fungal hyphae and spores. Magnification 500, scanning electron microscopy. This genus is the most common airborne mold. Certain species cause systemic fungal infections or cause refrigerated meats to spoil. Courtesy of Dennis Kunkel.

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