Caption: Leptospira interrogans spirochete - spiral or helical shaped prokaryote that causes leptospirosis. It is an obligate aerobe that is highly motile. Leptospirosis is the most widespread bacterial infection in the world, affecting both animals and humans. It is a bacterial infection passed from animals to humans by way of contaminated urine. Leptospirosis is also know as canicola fever, hemorrhagic jaundice, infectious jaundice, mud fever, spirochetal jaundice, swamp fever, swineherd's disease and caver's flu. The rare acute form of human infection that can lead to death is known as Weil's Disease.
Magnification*: x4,000
Type: SEM
Copyright 2002 Dennis Kunkel Microscopy, Inc.
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