PBS has aired an episode of Frontline called “Hunting the Nightmare Bacteria”, an hour-long documentary exposing the reality and complicated story of antibiotic-resistant bacteria around the world. This video shows both the human side of the challenge as well as delves into the science of resistance – the spread of the genetics that travels freely around the world. It’s an incredible wake-up story and a chilling reminder of the severity of this issue.
View the FrontLine episode here: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/hunting-the-nightmare-bacteria/
Another article lined from the webpage of the Frontline video, an interview with Ramanan Laxminarayan, vice president for research and policy at the Public Health Foundation of India, which works with the government to create a national policy on antibiotic resistance. He’s also executive director of the Center for Disease Dynamics and Economic Policy, which works around the world on the issue.
The interview article, called “The Global Reach of Resistance” can be found here: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/health-science-technology/hunting-the-nightmare-bacteria/ramanan-laxminarayan-the-global-reach-of-resistance/