Anthrax Photos

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Photos of the Disease

A few example photos from the Public Health Image Library
This micrograph reveals submucosal hemorrhage in the small intestine, in a case of fatal human anthrax; H&E stain; Mg. 240X.

This micrograph reveals submucosal hemorrhage in the small intestine, in a case of fatal human anthrax; H&E stain; Mg. 240X.
Source: PHIL Photo ID# 4629

Bacillus anthracis.

Bacillus anthracis.
Source: PHIL Photo ID# 1811

An electron micrograph of spores from the Sterne strain of Bacillus anthracis bacteria.

Electron micrograph (SEM) depicted spores from the Sterne strain of Bacillus anthracis bacteria.
Source: PHIL Photo ID# 10123

A photomicrograph of Bacillus anthracis bacteria using Gram stain technique.

A photomicrograph of Bacillus anthracis bacteria using Gram’s stain technique.
Source: PHIL Photo ID# 2226

Images of People Affected by the Disease

A few example photos from the Public Health Image Library
This female patient is shown here on the 5th day of a Bacillus anthracis infection involving her left eye.

This female patient is shown here on the 5th day of a Bacillus anthracis infection involving her left eye.
Source: PHIL Photo ID# 4504

Anthrax, skin of left forearm.

Anthrax lesion on the skin of the forearm caused by the bacterium Bacillus anthracis.
Source: PHIL Photo ID# 2033

Anthrax lesion on the neck.

Anthrax lesion on the neck.
Source: PHIL Photo ID# 1794

Anthrax, skin of right forearm, 7th day.

Anthrax, skin of right forearm, 7th day.
Source: PHIL Photo ID# 1801

Anthrax, skin of face, 6th day.

Anthrax, skin of face, 6th day.
Source: PHIL Photo ID# 1804

Page last reviewed: April 15, 2014