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Photos of a Bacterium That Can Cause the Disease
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This micrograph depicts the presence of aerobic Gram-negative Neisseria meningitidis diplococcal bacteria; Mag. 1150X (Meningococcal disease is an infection caused by a bacterium called N. meningitidis or the meningococcus. The meningococcus lives in the throat of 5-10% of healthy people. Rarely, it can cause serious illness such as meningococcal or blood infection).
A photomicrograph of Neisseria meningitidis recovered from the urethra of an asymptomatic male; Magnified 1125X (N. meningitidis is responsible for causing “meningococcal” meningococcal. This bacterium is not normal flora, but a pathogenic organism that may be present in a large percentage of the population without causing disease).
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