Microbe Monday – 6/25/18

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Think you can guess this microbe?

Here are today’s clues:

  • it’s a bacteria
  • is resistant to many antibiotics
  • can cause life-threatening infections in bones, joints, bloodstream and vital organs
  • found in the nose or on the skin of 1/3 of the population
  • generally a harmless bacteria
  • is sphere shaped
  • has a diameter of roughly 1 micron
  • doesn’t form spores
  • is not motile
  • first reports of the bacteria were from the UK in 1961
  • is considered a “superbug”
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