Experiencing Life
Staphylococcus aureus is a microbe that interacts with humans all the time. During the times when it causes disease, it becomes one we wish we didn't have to experience.
Photo by Janice Haney Carr, CDC

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Centers for Disease Control deal with diseases of all kinds, including those caused by bacteria, eukaryotes and viruses. The focus here is on viruses, the definition of living vs. non-living and non-viral, disease-causing microorganisms.

Introductory video about the CDC Museum

Since this location is where we focus on viruses, and there is some debate about whether they are considered living things, the following podcast will flesh-out the topic a little bit.


Trip Menu
  1. Greater Yellowstone
  2. Southeast
    1. Great Smoky Mountains
    2. Green Swamp
    3. Okefenokee Swamp
    4. Fairchild Tropical Garden
    5. Everglades
    6. Florida Keys
    7. Crystal River NWR
    8. Oconee National Forest
    9. Georgia Aquarium
    10. Centers for Disease Control
  3. Northeast
  4. Four Corners
  5. Northwest
  6. Heartland
  7. California
  8. Great Lakes
  9. Southwest
  10. Mid-Atlantic
  11. Alaska
  12. Hawaii
1600 Clifton Road, NE at CDC Parkway
Atlanta, Georgia 30333


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