Every year, more than two million people in the United States get infections that are resistant to antibiotics and at least 23,000 people die as a result.
Scientific Name: Streptococcus Pyogenes Common Name: Strep Throat Description: A ball shaped bacterium that causes Strep Throat. The organisms are characterized by high levels of genetic recombination, extensive strain diversity, and a narrow habitat. Niche: A free living organism. In habits humans and domestic animals.
Medical illustration of Streptococcus pneumoniae.
Medical illustration of extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBLs).