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Image of the Week: Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus


Earlier this week we showed you a clever slideshow explaining, at a third-grade level, how the overuse of antibiotics has driven the development of "bugs" like methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). And now we're showing you what MRSA looks like up (very) close: this week's image is a scanning electron micrograph of MRSA clumps magnified 9,560 times.

Previously: How antibiotic resistant Staphylococcus aureus develops over time
Image by the CDC is U.S. government work

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