AccessMedicine's Image of the Week: Electron micrograph of Hepatitis A Virus

Jawetz, Melnick, & Adelberg's Medical Microbiology, 28e: Hepatitis Viruses

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An electron micrograph shows the cellular structure of the hepatitis A virus. There are scattered white, round cells, each surrounded by a border that looks like an antibody halo.

Electron micrograph of 27-nm hepatitis A virus aggregated with antibody (222,000 ×). Note the presence of an antibody “halo” around each particle. (Courtesy of DW Bradley, CL Hornbeck, and JE Maynard.)

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Julie Grishaw, ACNP

Senior Editor, McGraw-Hill Education