Under a magnification of 158X, this photomicrograph of a heart tissue sample that had been processed using Warthin-Starry stain, revealed the presence of Borrelia burgdorferi bacteria, which due to their corkscrew shape, are known as spirochetes (arrowheads).
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Magnified 125X, this photomicrograph revealed the presence of two Fasciolopsis buski trematode eggs that were found in an unstained formalin-preserved stool sample. F. buski are the largest intestinal flukes found parasitizing human beings. These flukes inhabit Asia and the Indian subcontinent, especially in areas where humans raise pigs, and consume freshwater plants.
This is a photomicrograph depicting numbers of Trichinella spiralis cysts seen embedded in a muscle tissue specimen, in a case of trichinellosis, which was acquired by ingesting meat containing cysts (encysted larvae) of Trichinella sp. roundworm (nematode) parasites.