HHV-6

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Title: HHV-6
Description: An electron micrograph of HHV-6 also includes a labeled insert of the mature virus particle. The HHV-6 is a double stranded DNA virus of the herpes family. The virus particles shown here have matured and are then released from the lymphocyte which has been infected. The "owl's eye" appearance of the virus particles is characteristic of the herpes family. The HHV-6, or the human herpes virus-6, was thought to infect b-cells and was at one time called HBLV, human b-lymphotropic virus. It is now known to infect t-cells and is the cause of the childhood rash "roseola" and some cases of mononucleosis.
Topics/Categories: Cells or Tissue -- Abnormal Cells or Tissue
Type: Color, Photo
Source: Laboratory Of Tumor Cell Biology
Creator: Bernard Kramarsky (Photographer)
AV Number: AV-8610-3708
Date Created: October 1986
Date Added: January 1, 2001
Access: Public
Reuse Restrictions: None - This image is in the public domain and can be freely reused. Please credit the source and, where possible, the creator listed above.