Cellfie of the Day: Human appendix infected with measles virusThis fluorescent…

Cellfie of the Day: Human appendix infected with measles virus

This fluorescent micrograph shows a section of human appendix infected with the measles virus. Virus, green; cytokeratin (marking the epithelium), red; Dapi staining highlights cell nucleus in blue.

Measles is highly contagious virus transmitted though contact with mucous membranes of an infected person (mouth or nose) or airborne water droplets. It is primarily a respiratory disease and symptoms include coughing, sneezing, high fever and can lead to pneumonia.

Image credit: Dr. Stephen McQuaid & Stewart Church / QUB, Wellcome Images



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