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Educational illustrations from the book Infectious

Infectious: Pathogens and How We Fight Them is a new popular science book written by BSI member, Dr John Tregoning. With his experience as a reader in respiratory infections at Imperial College London, he has written a homage to the scientific innovations in history that have led to the world being able to combat infectious disease. We interviewed John about his book in the December edition of Immunology News. You can read the article here.

Featured in the book are illuminating illustrations created by BSI member, Ash Uruchurtu, which John was able fund through the BSI's Communication & Engagement grant scheme. These illustrations are under a Creative Commons license, so they're free for everyone to use and download for their science communication needs!

You can click on each images below for a large, downloadable version.

Infectious COVID Virus

 


Virus

Obligate parasite, Nucleic Acid in a protein coat. Has to infect cell to replicate.

Examples: HIV, SARS, Influenza

Infectious bacteria download image

Bacteria

Prokaryote. Very diverse family. Can live independently. Treated with antibiotics.

Examples: TB, Staph aureus, Salmonella

Infectious fungus

Fungi

Eukaryote. Mostly harmless, unless immunocompromised.

Examples: Athlete‚Äôs foot, Thrush, Aspergillus

Infectious worm

Parasite

Worms or protozoa. Complex, multi-stage life cycles.

Examples: Malaria, Leishmaniasis, Ascaris


Innate Immune cells

Infectious macrophage

Macrophage: 

Eats stuff        

Infectious Neutrophil

Neutrophil: 

Kills Stuff


Adaptive Immune cells

Infectious T cell

T cell: 
Orchestrates immune response/ Kills infected cells 

Infectious B Cell

B cell: 
Makes Antibody