5 September 2011 Issue 23

Microscopy and Hygiene

Miloslav Kalab examines bacteria and fungi from a wide variety of locations and demonstrates how easily bacteria can accumulate in a whole host of different places

DOI: 10.22443/rms.inf.1.73

Most people know that it is important to adhere to hygienic rules - to wash their hands, to brush their teeth and to avoid unsanitary conditions in order to prevent infectious diseases. Electron microscopy shows that micro-organisms, particularly bacteria and fungi (moulds) are ubiquitous - on our skin, in our mouth and intestines, in foods, in
the streets, on money, in animal and bird excrement, in the air - and they rapidly multiply in favourable conditions. This presentation shows bacteria at high magnification in various environments and in false colours.

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