Bacterium and virus images

Microbes are all around us, and some can cause illness or disease. Get up close with some viruses and bacteria in this gallery of nine images


Image research by Sabrina Taner and Natalie Hunter. Captions adapted by Chrissie Giles and Natalie Hunter.

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About this resource

This resource was first published in ‘Immune System’ in January 2015.

Microbiology, Immunology, Medicine, Health, infection and disease
Immune System
Education levels:
14–16, 16–19, Continuing professional development