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Killer Microbe

Killer Microbe

A relatively benign bug becomes a highly lethal pathogen, known to U.S. soldiers as Iraqibacter.

arrow Arms Race With a Superbug

With frightening speed, certain microbes evolve defenses against every antibiotic we throw at them. Staph aureus is a sobering case in point.

arrow Ask the Expert

Microbiologist Mike Smith answers your questions about Iraqibacter and multidrug-resistant pathogens in general.

Video Extra

Most wars spawn epidemics. See three of history's worst bacterial outbreaks.