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15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
A macrophage against tuberculosis bugs

Here is shown a rare event: a close up of the precise moment when a white blood cell (macrophage) desperatly try to protect our body by engoulfing a huge clump of Tuberculosis bugs (bacteria).

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Date Taken: 03.2015
Date Uploaded: 08.2017
Photo Location: Milan, Italy
Copyright: © Lucinda Furci