tanford microbiologist Stanley Falkow once wrote, “I never met a microbe I didn’t like.” In the world of infectious disease, the smallest organisms can often cause the biggest health care problems, including epidemics, pandemics, and mass casualties. But, in addition to their capacity to destroy, many microbes live with us and on us, helping us survive.

Here are a few microbes STAT would like you to meet. Whether or not you decide to like them, we want to know: How much do you know about infectious disease?

Leave a Comment

Please enter your name.
Please enter a comment.

Recommended Stories

Sign up for our
Daily Recap newsletter

A roundup of STAT’s top stories of the day in science and medicine — delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.