Can You Identify These ‘Invisible’ Microorganisms?

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Can You Identify These ‘Invisible’ Microorganisms?
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Although microbes can’t be seen by the naked eye, these microorganisms are all around us. Beneficial and disease-causing microbes can be found on almost every surface on Earth, including in our food, our bodies, and animal hosts. Every day, Pew biomedical scholars and Latin American fellows look closely at the diverse microbes surrounding us—including bacteria, fungi, and viruses—to combat disease and promote human health.

Can you identify these tiny organisms? Test your knowledge in our latest quiz!

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