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Streptococcus and me

Andrea Meyerhoff Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, United States (Spring 2011)   Alpha and Beta hemolytic streptococci grown on blood agar I respect the streptococcus. It is a bacterium—a whole genus of them—that excels at making people sick. It may shape a childhood understanding of illness, rupture ties that bind a family, or drive an […]