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Streptococcus pneumoniae

Pathogenic Agent Type

Bacteria

Associated Diseases

Image Description:

This illustration depicts a three-dimensional (3D) computer-generated image of a cluster of sphere-shaped drug-resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae bacteria. The artistic recreation was based upon scanning electron micrographic imagery. In this particular view, the bacteria were configured in chains of various lengths, or in pairs. (CDC)