The Strange Beauty Of Viruses Under The Microscope





These infections are categorized based on the part of the body infected, which can be the face or mouth (oral herpes), the genitalia (genital herpes), the fingers (herpetic whitlow), herpes of the eye, herpes infection of the brain, and neonatal herpes when it affects a newborn. Herpes cycles between periods of active disease followed by periods without symptoms.



Also known as cryptococcal disease, is a potentially fatal fungal disease. It is believed to be acquired by inhalation from the environment. Symptoms include fever, fatigue, dry cough, headache, blurred vision, and confusion. If the condition gets worst it can lead to meningitis and pulmonary infection. Cryptococcosis is also seen in cats and occasionally dogs.