This is an image of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), a species of bacteria, on the surface of a wound dressing. MRSA is resistant to many antibiotics, and is a major problem in hospitals, where it can lead to life-threatening pneumonia and bloodstream infections.

Image courtesy FEI and Paul Gunning

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