Note: This illustration was developed as part of CDC’s Antibiotic Resistance Threats in the United States, 2013 (AR Threats Report). In November 2019, CDC released an updated AR Threats Report. Access the updated report using the link below.
This illustration depicts a three-dimensional (3D) computer-generated image of a cluster of sphere-shaped, vancomycin-resistant, Staphylococcus aureus (VRSA) bacteria. The artistic recreation was based upon scanning electron microscopic (SEM) imagery.