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Data tape storage room, NCHS

Data tape storage room, NCHS

Data tape storage room in National Center for Health Statistics.

HIV-budding-Color cropped

HIV-budding-Color cropped

Scanning electron micrograph of HIV-1 budding from cultured lymphocyte. This image has been colored to highlight important features; see PHIL 1197 for original black and white view of this image. Multiple round... More

HIV-budding-Color

HIV-budding-Color

Scanning electron micrograph of HIV-1 budding (in green) from cultured lymphocyte. This image has been colored to highlight important features; see PHIL 1197 for original black and white view of this image. Mul... More

ELISA test for HIV

ELISA test for HIV

Depicted in this 2007 was CDC microbiologist Susan Phillips, using an Enzyme Linked ImmunoSorbent Assay (ELISA) test, in order to develop a method for the rapid detection of HIV p24 antigen in blood samples. Bi... More

Pneumococcus CDC PHIL ID1003

Pneumococcus CDC PHIL ID1003

Streptococcus pneumoniae in spinal fluid. FA stain (digitally colorized). Streptococci Polski: Obraz w mikroskopie fluorescencyjnym, widać obraz dwoinek. Română: Pneumococi prezenţi în lichidul cerebrospinal, î... More

Pseudomonas

Pseudomonas

This colorized version of PHIL 232 depicts a scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a number of Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteria. Deutsch: Pseudomonas aeruginosa (gelb) im Raster-Scanning-Mikroskop (nachgefärbt) ... More

CDC-10046-MRSA

CDC-10046-MRSA

This 2005 scanning electron micrograph (SEM) depicted numerous clumps of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteria, commonly referred to by the acronym, MRSA; Magnified 9560x. Recently recognized ou... More

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus 10047

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus 10047

This colorized 2005 scanning electron micrograph (SEM) depicted numerous clumps of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteria, commonly referred to by the acronym, MRSA; Magnified 2390x. Recently reco... More

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus 10048

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus 10048

This 2005 scanning electron micrograph (SEM) depicted numerous clumps of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteria, commonly referred to by the acronym, MRSA; Magnified 2381x. Recently recognized out... More

Influenza virus particle color

Influenza virus particle color

This (Pseudocolored) negative-stained (false-colored) transmission electron micrograph (TEM) depicts the ultrastructural details of an influenza virus particle, or “virion”. A member of the taxonomic family Ort... More

Dr Charles C Shepard

Dr Charles C Shepard

This photograph depicts microbiologist, and former director of Centers for Disease Control’s Laboratory Division, Dr. Charles C. Shepard. It was through the diligent efforts of doctors Sheppard, and cohort micr... More

Lung tissue during legionellosis

Lung tissue during legionellosis

Русский: На данной микроскопической картине представлена ткань легкого человека, больного легионеллезной пневмонией. Окраска гематоксилин-эозином. Legionella pneumophila грам-отрицательные, видны в виде красных... More

Lung tissue during legionellosis

Lung tissue during legionellosis

Русский: На данной микроскопической картине представлена ткань легкого человека, больного легионеллезной пневмонией. Окраска гематоксилин-эозином. Legionella pneumophila грам-отрицательные, видны в виде красных... More

Exam clinique - gorge - CDC 10189

Exam clinique - gorge - CDC 10189

Français : Examen médical clinique de la gorge. Original description This young boy was in the process of being examined by a physician. At this point in the examination, the doctor was taking a throat swab of... More

Rubella virus 10221 lores

Rubella virus 10221 lores

This negatively-stained transmission electron micrograph (TEM) revealed the presence of Rubella virus virions, as they were in the process of budding from the host cell surface to be freed into the host’s syste... More

EasternEquineEncephalitisVirus

EasternEquineEncephalitisVirus

This 1975 transmission electron micrograph (TEM) revealed the presence of a number of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) virus virions that happened to be in a specimen of central nervous system tissue. EEE is a... More

Phlebotomus pappatasi bloodmeal finished

Phlebotomus pappatasi bloodmeal finished

This photograph depicts a Phlebotomus papatasi sandfly, which had landed atop the skin surface of the photographer, who’d volunteered himself as host for this specimen’s blood meal. The sandflies are members of... More

Phlebotomus pappatasi bloodmeal begin

Phlebotomus pappatasi bloodmeal begin

This photograph depicts a Phlebotomus papatasi sandfly, which had landed atop the skin surface of the photographer, who’d volunteered himself as host for this specimen’s blood meal. The sandflies are members o... More

Phlebotomus pappatasi bloodmeal continue2

Phlebotomus pappatasi bloodmeal continue2

This photograph depicts a Phlebotomus papatasi sandfly, which had landed atop the skin surface of the photographer, who’d volunteered himself as host for this specimen’s blood meal. The sandflies are members of... More

Bordetella bronchiseptica 02

Bordetella bronchiseptica 02

Digitally colorized Leifson flagella stained sample of en:Bordetella bronchiseptica. Obtained from the CDC Public Health Image Library. Image credit: CDC/Dr. William A. Clark (PHIL #1037), 1976.

Female smallpox patient -- late-stage confluent maculopapular scarring

Female smallpox patient -- late-stage confluent maculopapular scarring

This photograph depicted an Italian female smallpox patient whose skin displayed the characteristics of late-stage confluent maculopapular scarring on her face, arms and chest.

1969 Upper Volta b

1969 Upper Volta b

The child depicted in this 1969 photograph was an inhabitant of the former Republic of Upper Volta, West Africa, now known as Burkina Faso. Suffering from smallpox, this child also was battling the secondary in... More

Streptococcus mutans 01

Streptococcus mutans 01

Streptococcus mutans. Gram stain. Thioglycollate broth culture. Morphology is rod-like with chains when cultured on broth. Can cause subacute bacterial endocarditis and dental caries. Streptococci 日本語: ミュータンス菌.... More

StreptococcusMutans

StreptococcusMutans

Deutsch: de:Streptococcus mutans (de:Gram-Färbung) English: Streptococcus mutans. Gram stain. Thioglycollate culture. Morphology is rod-like with chains when cultured on broth. Can cause subacute bacterial endo... More

Lactobacillus sp 01

Lactobacillus sp 01

Lactobacillus organisms and vaginal squamous epithelial cell. Bacteria appeared as gram-positive rods among squamous epithelial cells and neutrophils in this vaginal smear.

10523 Aspergillus fumigatus

10523 Aspergillus fumigatus

PHIL ID#: 10523 Description: This photomicrograph revealed the presence of Aspergillus fumigatus fungal organisms in a brain tissue, methenamine silver-stained specimen harvested from a turkey poult that had c... More

Bacillus coagulans 01

Bacillus coagulans 01

Bacillus coagulans. Gram stain.

BacillusCereus

BacillusCereus

Bacillus cereus. Leifson flagella stain. Español: Las flagelas de Bacillus cereus, uno de sus factores de virulencia.

Clostridium septicum

Clostridium septicum

Clostridium septicum cultures

CDC microbiologist demonstrating how to candle an embryonated chicken egg

CDC microbiologist demonstrating how to candle an embryonated chicken ...

This 2008 photograph depicted a CDC microbiologist, as she was demonstrating how one properly “candles” an embyonated chicken egg, which employs a very bright light that is either placed behind the egg, such as... More

Ebola virus virion

Ebola virus virion

Ebola virus virion. Created by GC microbiologist Cynthia Goldsmith, this colorized transmission electron micrograph (TEM) revealed some of the ultrastructural morphology displayed by an Ebola virus virion.

Pregnant woman eating

Pregnant woman eating

Nutrition in pregnancy. Pregnant woman eating strawberries, grapes, orange slices, and apple.

Alexander Langmuir

Alexander Langmuir

Dr. Alexander Langmuir, US-american epidemiologist. Deutsch: Dr. Alexander Langmuir, US-amerikanischer Epidemiologe.

Mycobacterium fortuitum

Mycobacterium fortuitum

From the PHIL description: "Under a magnification of 3841X, this scanning electron micrograph SEM) revealed some of the ultrastructural morphologic details exhibited by a number of Gram-positive bacilli, or “ro... More

United States National Library of Medicine 1999

United States National Library of Medicine 1999

This 1999 photograph depicted the National Library of Medicine (NLM), located on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. It is the world’s largest medical library, collecting mate... More

Legionella pneumophila (SEM) 2

Legionella pneumophila (SEM) 2

Colorized scanning electron micrograph (SEM) with moderately-high magnification of 5000X, depicting a large grouping of Gram-negative Legionella pneumophila bacteria. Русский: Цветная электросканограмма, увелич... More

Legionella pneumophila (SEM)

Legionella pneumophila (SEM)

colorized scanning electron micrograph (SEM) with moderately-high magnification of 8000X depicting a large grouping of Gram-negative Legionella pneumophila bacteria Русский: Цветная электросканограмма (х8000). ... More

Staphylococcus aureus VISA 2

Staphylococcus aureus VISA 2

Under a very high magnification of 20,000x, this scanning electron micrograph (SEM) shows a strain of Staphylococcus aureus bacteria taken from a vancomycin intermediate resistant culture (VISA). Under SEM, one... More

Staphylococcus aureus VISA

Staphylococcus aureus VISA

Under a very high magnification of 50,000x, this scanning electron micrograph (SEM) shows a strain of Staphylococcus aureus bacteria taken from a vancomycin intermediate resistant culture (VISA). Under SEM, one... More

Hartmannella vermiformis

Hartmannella vermiformis

Under a moderately-high magnification of 5011X, this 2002 scanning electron micrograph (SEM) revealed some of the ultrastructural morphology exhibited by small grouping of Hartmannella vermiformis amoebae troph... More

B00526-Swine-flu

B00526-Swine-flu

Negative stain EM image of the swine influenza A/CA/4/09

CDC-11214-swine-flu

CDC-11214-swine-flu

This colorized negative stained transmission electron micrograph (TEM) depicted some of the ultrastructural morphology of the A/CA/4/09 swine flu virus. See PHIL 11212 for a black and white version of this image.

CDC-11215-swine-flu

CDC-11215-swine-flu

This colorized negative stained transmission electron micrograph (TEM) depicted some of the ultrastructural morphology of the A/CA/4/09 swine flu virus. See PHIL 11213 for a black and white version of this image.

Brown recluse spider, Loxosceles reclusa
Public Domain Images - Gorman and Feeley

Public Domain Images - Gorman and Feeley

This historic photograph depicted Centers for Disease Control (CDC) laboratorian George Gorman at left, along side Dr. Jim Feeley, while they were examining culture plates, i.e., Petri dishes, upon which the fi... More

PHSQuarentineStationNOLA1957

PHSQuarentineStationNOLA1957

Public Health Service Quarantine Station, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1957

StRochCemFlowers1979

StRochCemFlowers1979

This 1979 photograph was taken inside St. Roch’s Cemetery, New Orleans, LA., which acted as an urban-situated breeding site for Aedes aegypti, and Culex quinquefasciatus mosquitos. Both of these mosquito gener... More

United States National Library of Medicine-Old location

United States National Library of Medicine-Old location

Old location of National Library of Medicine, Washington, D.C.

PublicServiceHospitalNOLA1957

PublicServiceHospitalNOLA1957

Public Service Hospital, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1957

Sin Nombre hanta virus TEM PHIL 1136 lores

Sin Nombre hanta virus TEM PHIL 1136 lores

Transmission electron micrograph of the Sin Nombre Hantavirus. Hantaviruses that cause Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS) are carried in rodent droppings, especially the deer mouse. Incubation lasts for 1–5wks... More

Flea Scanning Electron Micrograph False Color

Flea Scanning Electron Micrograph False Color

False colors Scanning Electron Micrograph of a Flea. Fleas are known to carry a number of diseases that are transferable to human beings through their bites. Included in these infections is the plague, caused b... More

Giardia muris trophozoite SEM 11643

Giardia muris trophozoite SEM 11643

This scanning electron micrograph (SEM) clearly showed the ventral surface of a Giardia muris trophozoite. The ventral adhesive disk resembles a suction cup, where overlapping microtubules in the cytoplasm form... More

Blood agar and bicarbonate agar plate cultures of Bacillus cereus

Blood agar and bicarbonate agar plate cultures of Bacillus cereus

Blood agar and bicarbonate agar plate cultures of Bacillus cereus. Negative encapsulation test. Rough colonies of Bacillus cereus on both blood and bicarbonate agars.

CDC 11739 Cimex lectularius SEM

CDC 11739 Cimex lectularius SEM

ID#: 11739 Description: This digitally-colorized scanning electron micrograph (SEM) revealed some of the ultrastructural morphology displayed on the ventral surface of a bedbug, Cimex lectularius. From this vi... More

African dwarf frog cutted

African dwarf frog cutted

Nederlands: cutted and cropped version of File:African dwarf frog.jpg, edited by B kimmel

African dwarf frog

African dwarf frog

This photograph depicts an African dwarf frog, Hymenochirus boettgeri. CDC is collaborating with public health officials in many states to investigate a multistate outbreak of human Salmonella, serotype typhimu... More

Acanthamoeba polyphaga PHIL11892

Acanthamoeba polyphaga PHIL11892

This scanning electron microscopic (SEM) image revealed two Acanthamoeba polyphaga protozoa, as they were interacting through their pseudopodia, projecting from the surfaces of these organisms. These pseudopodi... More

Three Mile Island nuclear power plant

Three Mile Island nuclear power plant

This image depicts the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant near Middletown, Pennsylvania, which was the site of a March 28, 1979 power plant accident. The accident at the Three Mile Island Unit 2 (TMI-2) nucl... More

Seisme mexico

Seisme mexico

Aftermath of Earthquake, Mexico City. Français : Ruines d'un séisme à Mexico

HIV-budding

HIV-budding

Scanning electron micrograph of HIV-1 budding from cultured lymphocyte. Multiple round bumps on cell surface represent sites of assembly and budding of virions. العربية: صورة بالمجهر الالكتروني لفيروس نقص المنا... More

Paracoccidioidomycosis lesions

Paracoccidioidomycosis lesions

A Sao Paulo, Brazilian child’s face showing characteristic lesions of paracoccidioidomycosis. Also known as "Brazilian blastomycosis", this disease is caused by the fungus, Paracoccidioides brasiliensis or Par... More

Diphallia

Diphallia

This 1955 image depicted the penis of a Brisbane, Australia patient displaying morphologic changes indicative of hypospadias, and a bifid penis, making the act of urination very difficult, as can be seen here. ... More

Oral thrush Aphthae Candida albicans. PHIL 1217 lores

Oral thrush Aphthae Candida albicans. PHIL 1217 lores

Čeština: Orální kandidóza (soor) Deutsch: Schwere Kandidose der Mundhöhle. English: Oral thrush. Aphthae. Candida albicans. Türkçe: Ağızda kandidoz (pamukçuk). Српски / srpski: Орална ткива захваћена кандидом ... More

Burkholderia mallei

Burkholderia mallei

Burkholderia mallei colonies on sheep's blood agar

Country boats on the Meghna River

Country boats on the Meghna River

This December, 1975 photograph depicted an over crowded ferry as it powered itself along Southern Bangladesh’s Meghna River. PHIL images 1191, 3258, 5664, and 12290 through 12367, were supplied by Dr. Michael S... More

Overcrowded ferry boat on Meghna River, Bangladesh

Overcrowded ferry boat on Meghna River, Bangladesh

"This December, 1975 photograph depicted an over crowded ferry as it powered itself along Southern Bangladesh’s Meghna River. PHIL images 1191, 3258, 5664, and 12290 through 12367, were supplied by Dr. Michael ... More

Yersinia pestis HHS

Yersinia pestis HHS

This photograph depicts the colonial morphology displayed by Gram-negative Yersinia pestis bacteria, which was grown on a medium of chocolate agar, for a 72 hour time period, at a temperature of 25°C. Note that... More

Alcaligenes faecalis PHIL-stained

Alcaligenes faecalis PHIL-stained

Alcaligenes faecalis. Flagella stain.

Partial Deletion of Short Arms of 5

Partial Deletion of Short Arms of 5

This photographic collage depicts the karyotype that would represent the chromosomal configuration known as an autosomal deletion syndrome, which has been given the name, cri-du-chat. In this particular case, t... More

CDC12537

CDC12537

histopathologic changes in the structure of a hair follicle, in a patient with ringworm, infected with the dermatophyte, Trichophyton tonsurans. Deutsch: Nativpräparat eines Haarfollikels mit Trichophyton tonsurans

Ochlerotatus triseriatus CDC12552

Ochlerotatus triseriatus CDC12552

This is an enlarged view of an Aedes triseriatus mosquito pupa. The A. triseriatus mosquito is known as one of the many arthropodal vectors responsible for spreading the arboviral encephalitis, West Nile virus ... More

Enlarged view of an Aedes triseriatus mosquito larva

Enlarged view of an Aedes triseriatus mosquito larva

This is an enlarged view of an Aedes triseriatus mosquito larva. The A. triseriatus mosquito is known as one of the many arthropodal vectors responsible for spreading the arboviral encephalitis, West Nile virus... More

Actinobacillus lignieresi

Actinobacillus lignieresi

Actinobacillus lignieresi. Gram stain.

CDC Cifton Road campus 1963

CDC Cifton Road campus 1963

This historic aerial view, looking towards the south, depicts the appearance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) geographic presence in 1963. The former Building 1 is seen in the foregroun... More

12737 PHIL disinfection Ebola outbreak 1995

12737 PHIL disinfection Ebola outbreak 1995

This 1995 photograph shows sanitary procedures being practiced in a clinic in Zaire during Ebola virus disease outbreak.

David Sencer portrait

David Sencer portrait

David J. Sencer, M.D., M.P.H., Chief, CDC David J. Sencer, M.D., M.P.H., Chief, CDC, 1966. Also served as Deputy Chief, CDC, 1964.

Mumps PHIL 130 lores

Mumps PHIL 130 lores

Čeština: Dítě s příušnicemi English: Mumps. Child with mumps. Français : Tuméfaction des glandes parotides. 日本語: 耳下腺が腫脹して顔が膨れた様になった流行性耳下腺炎の患者. 中文: 流行性腮腺炎的主要症状之一是下脸部肿胀.

Jeffrey P. Koplan, MD, MPH

Jeffrey P. Koplan, MD, MPH

Jeffrey P. Koplan, M.D., M.P.H., Director of CDC, 1998–2002

David Sencer in 2008

David Sencer in 2008

This 2008 photograph depicted former Centers for Disease Control Director, Dr. David J. Sencer at a podium, as he was speaking during a CDC Smallpox Reunion, held in Atlanta, Georgia. It was during Dr. Sencer's... More

Lassa witch doctors

Lassa witch doctors

Two Lassa Witch DoctorsFrançais : sorciers guérisseurs de Lassa (Nigeria)

1969 upper volta c

1969 upper volta c

From 1969, this photograph, which was captured in the West African village of Gani, in the country formerly known as the Upper Volta, but is now known as Burkina Faso, depicts a Ganian mother holding her child,... More

Polio lores134

Polio lores134

Bosanski: Čovjek sa atrofiranom nogom radi dječije paralize. Čeština: Muž po mozkové obrně English: Man on street with atrophy and paralysis of the right leg and foot due to polio. Esperanto: Viro kun dekstra k... More

Dracunculus medinensis

Dracunculus medinensis

Dracunculosis/Guinea Worm Disease. A method used to extract a Guinea worm from the leg vein of a human patient.

Ancylostoma braziliense mouth parts CDC PHIL ID1375

Ancylostoma braziliense mouth parts CDC PHIL ID1375

Ancylostoma braziliense mouth parts. Hookworm, parasite.

1999 - Waikiki Beach Honolulu Hawaï

1999 - Waikiki Beach Honolulu Hawaï

Waikiki Beach, Honolulu, Hawaii. Français : Photographie de la plage de Waïkiki à Honolulu, (Hawaii) prise en 1999.

Taenia solium-detailed morphology

Taenia solium-detailed morphology

Under a very low magnification of only 8X; this photomicrograph revealed some of the ultrastructural morphology exhibited by three Taenia solium proglottids. Proglottids of Taenia spp. Gravid proglottids are lo... More

Acanthamoeba polyphaga cyst

Acanthamoeba polyphaga cyst

Acanthamoeba polyphaga cyst. Phase contrast. Ameba, parasite.

Dorsum of the right hand of a 71-year-old woman revealing a metastatic lesion of vaccinia necrosum (progressive vaccinia)

Dorsum of the right hand of a 71-year-old woman revealing a metastatic...

This image depicts the dorsum of the right hand of a 71-year-old woman revealing a metastatic lesion of vaccinia necrosum, also known as progressive vaccinia. The margins of this lesion displayed the characteri... More

14254 lores

14254 lores

This image depicts what had been the initial vaccination site in the case of the patient whose right hand was depicted in PHIL 14253. This was a case of progressive vaccinia, also known as vaccinia necrosum, an... More

14255 lores

14255 lores

This 1962 photograph depicted a 70 year-old Cardiff, Wales female, who’d received a smallpox vaccination, and subsequently developed a severe reaction to the vaccine, known as vaccinia necrosum. See PHIL 14251 ... More

Borrelia recurrentis CDC

Borrelia recurrentis CDC

This illustration from 1979; depicts a photomicrographic view of a culture specimen revealing the presence of numerous; Borrelia recurrentis bacteria; which cause European relapsing fever. This bacterium is tra... More

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Exercise equipment (rubber ball, light-weight dumbbells, jump rope)

Exercise equipment (rubber ball, light-weight dumbbells, jump rope)

This image depicts a still life composed of exercise equipment, including a turquoise rubber ball, a pair of light-weight dumbbells, and an elastic jump rope, all set atop a yellow tabletop.

Ronald Ross2

Ronald Ross2

Ronald Ross Ronald Ross, one of the discoverers of the malaria parasite. Français : Ronald Ross, montra que la transmission du fr:paludisme des oiseaux se fait par un fr:moustique, fr:Prix Nobel de médecine 1902

Surgeon General's warning cigarettes

Surgeon General's warning cigarettes

In its background, this image depicts an opened pack of cigarettes with its side-panel health warning to would-be smokers stating some of the ill effects attributed to smoking, and in the foreground, a ruby-col... More

Entamoeba histolytica 01

Entamoeba histolytica 01

This micrograph stained with chlorazol black, revealed an Entamoeba histolytica cyst. Several protozoan species in the genus Entamoeba infect humans, but not all of them are associated with disease. Entamoeba h... More

JO Atlanta 1996 - Drapeau

JO Atlanta 1996 - Drapeau

Français : Stade et drapeau des JO d'Atlanta 1996 English: 1996 Atlanta Olympics--Olympic flag at track and field venue. Olympic Stadium. Crowd scene.

JO Atlanta 1996 - Saut à la perche

JO Atlanta 1996 - Saut à la perche

Français : Saut à la perche aux JO d'Atlanta 1996 English: 1996 Atlanta Olympics--track and field. Olympic Stadium. Crowd scene. Pole vault.

JO Atlanta 1996 - Relais 4x400m

JO Atlanta 1996 - Relais 4x400m

Français : Relais 4x400m aux JO d'Atlanta 1996 English: 1996 Atlanta Olympics--track and field, men's 4x400m relay. Olympic Stadium. Crowd scene.

Chocolate banner

Chocolate banner

A bar of dark chocolate

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