OH MY G OD IM SCREAMING
In case you didn’t see this the first time around…
13-year-old presenting with necrosis of the lower leg following a envenomation from a snake bite. Symptoms and signs of envenomation may be local, systemic, or a combination, depending on degree of envenomation and species of snake
Photo via juventudmedica
I remember going to an infectious disease lecture some time ago and hearing the specialist paint a grim portrait of the future: the rapid resistance bacteria is developing against our weaponry will make antibiotics obsolete in the next fifty years. Unless we do something about it, we will be propelled back into the dark ages.
This article is a good snapshot of where we stand now in the search for novel therapies.
Here numerous HIV-1 particles leave a cultured HeLa cell. These viruses lack their vpu gene and thus can’t detach from the cell’s tethering factor, BST2. Each viron particle is ~120nm in diameter. The image was captured with a Zeiss Merlin ultra high-resolution scanning electron microscope. The cells were fixed, dehydrated, critical-point dried, and lightly sputter-coated with gold/palladium.
Our new Ebola PPE. #Ebola #nurseproblems #aintscared #unprotected