NIH: Ebola Virus 1
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Half of the proceeds from the sale of our ebola virus prints will go to Médecins Sans Frontières to help fund their work fighting the ebola epidemic in West Africa.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is a biomedical research facility primarily located in Bethesda, Maryland, USA. It is the primary agency of the United States government responsible for biomedical and health-related research. The NIH comprises 27 separate institutes and centres that conduct research in different disciplines of biomedical science.
Produced by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), under a magnification of 25,000X, this digitally-colorized scanning electron micrograph (SEM) depicts numerous filamentous Ebola virus particles (blue) budding from a chronically-infected VERO E6 cell (yellow-green). Ebola hemorrhagic fever (Ebola HF) is one of numerous Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers. It is a severe, often fatal disease in humans and nonhuman primates (such as monkeys, gorillas, and chimpanzees).
Ebola HF is caused by infection with a virus of the family Filoviridae, genus Ebolavirus. When infection occurs, symptoms usually begin abruptly. The first Ebolavirus species was discovered in 1976 in what is now the Democratic Republic of the Congo near the Ebola River. Since then, outbreaks have appeared sporadically.
Images produced by the NIH are in the public domain, and can be found on the Public Health Image Library.
This limited-edition art print is made using archival pigment inks on premium metallic photographic paper, and includes a certificate of authenticity. The listed dimensions are for the final paper size, and include a 1/2 inch margin for framing.