Image Library - Parasites
Chilomastix mesnili: is a nonpathogenic flagellate protozoan. The lemon shaped uninucleate cysts can measure from 6 to 10 microns.
This microphotographic image was taken at the Oregon State Public Health Laboratory. The OSPHL Parasitology Department is equipped with a Leica DC 200 digital camera mounted on a Leica DMLS microscope. This equipment is used in conjunction with the Division of Parasitic Diseases (DPDx) at the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) to aid in the rapid diagnosis of unusual or difficult parasitic diseases using digital images and the Internet.
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