Tuberculosis Valentine’s heart

Lung section of a tuberculosis infected mouse

Lung section of a tuberculosis infected mouse stained with Prussian Blue stain to reveal iron deposits in blue. Copyright: Maria Podinovskaia, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

A late Valentine’s heart for you all.

This image of a tuberculosis (TB) infected mouse lung section comes from the labs in my workplace, the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. You can find out more about the School’s tuberculosis research on the TB Centre website.

What is TB?

Tuberculosis is a bacterial infection (mycobacterium tuberculosis) spread through inhaling tiny droplets from the coughs or sneezes of an infected person.

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