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Description:Produced by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), under a magnification of 20,000X, this digitally-colorized scanning electron microscopic (SEM) image depicts a number of mustard-colored, spheroid-shaped Staphylococcus aureus bacteria that were in the process of escaping their destruction by blue-colored human white blood cells (WBCs).

One form of Staphylococcus aureus bacteria known as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, causes a range of illnesses, from skin and wound infections to pneumonia and bloodstream infections that can cause sepsis and death. Staph bacteria, including MRSA, are one of the most common causes of healthcare-associated infections.

Resistance to methicillin and related antibiotics (e.g., nafcillin, oxacillin) and resistance to cephalosporins are of concern. CDC estimates 80,461 invasive MRSA infections and 11,285 related deaths occurred in 2011. An unknown but much higher number of less severe infections occurred in both the community and in healthcare settings.

High Resolution:Right click here and select "Save Target As..." for hi-resolution image (15.66 MB)
Content Providers(s):National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
Creation Date:2008
Photo Credit:Frank DeLeo, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
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  • Flickr –National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID); Microbes; Images of Various Microbes
  • CDC - National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID); Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion (DHQP); Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Infections
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    MeSH
    tree picture Biological Sciences
    tree picture tree picture Biological Phenomena, Cell Phenomena, and Immunity
    tree picturetree picture tree picture Biological Phenomena
    tree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Microbiologic Phenomena
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Drug Resistance, Microbial
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Drug Resistance, Bacterial
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture beta-Lactam Resistance
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Penicillin Resistance
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Methicillin Resistance
    tree picture tree picture Chemical and Pharmacologic Phenomena
    tree picturetree picture tree picture Drug Resistance
    tree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Drug Resistance, Microbial
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Drug Resistance, Bacterial
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture beta-Lactam Resistance
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Penicillin Resistance
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Methicillin Resistance
    tree picture Chemicals and Drugs
    tree picture tree picture Heterocyclic Compounds
    tree picturetree picture tree picture Heterocyclic Compounds, 2-Ring
    tree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Bicyclo Compounds, Heterocyclic
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Penicillins
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Methicillin
    tree picturetree picture tree picture Heterocyclic Compounds, Bridged-Ring
    tree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Bicyclo Compounds, Heterocyclic
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Penicillins
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Methicillin
    tree picture tree picture Organic Chemicals
    tree picturetree picture tree picture Amides
    tree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Lactams
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Penicillins
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Methicillin
    tree picture Organisms
    tree picture tree picture Bacteria
    tree picturetree picture tree picture Gram-Positive Bacteria
    tree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Gram-Positive Cocci
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Staphylococcaceae
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Staphylococcus
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Staphylococcus aureus
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