ID#: 16879
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.

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Content Provider(s): CDC/ Antibiotic Resistance Coordination and Strategy Unit
Creation Date: 2013
Photo Credit: James Archer - Medical Illustrator
Links: CDC - Antibiotic/Antimicrobial Resistance (AR / AMR); Biggest Threats and Data; 2019 AR Threats Report
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Copyright Restrictions: None - This image is in the public domain and thus free of any copyright restrictions.