Alamy logo

Rabies Virus, Immunofluorescent LM

Rabies Virus, Immunofluorescent LM Stock Photo
Preview

Image details

Contributor:

Science History Images / Alamy Stock Photo

Image ID:

HRJ957

File size:

29.5 MB (948.7 KB Compressed download)

Releases:

Model - no | Property - noDo I need a release?

Dimensions:

3900 x 2644 px | 33 x 22.4 cm | 13 x 8.8 inches | 300dpi

Photographer:

Photo Researchers

More information:

This image could have imperfections as it’s either historical or reportage.

Immunofluorescent micrograph reveals a positive result for the presence of rabies virus antigens in this specimen. Rabies virus belongs to the order Mononegavirales, viruses with nonsegmented, negative-stranded RNA genomes. Within this group, viruses with a distinct "bullet" shape are classified in the Rhabdoviridae family. The virus infects the central nervous system, causing encephalopathy and ultimately death. Rabies virus belongs to the order Mononegavirales, viruses with a nonsegmented, negative-sense single-stranded RNA ((-) ssRNA) genomes. Early symptoms of rabies in humans are nonspecific, consisting of fever, headache, and general malaise. As the disease progresses, neurological symptoms appear and may include insomnia, anxiety, confusion, slight or partial paralysis, excitation, hallucinations, agitation, hyper-salivation, difficulty swallowing, and hydrophobia (fear of water). Death usually occurs within days of the onset of symptoms.