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Defeating the Superbugs

Episode 6 of 18

Series exploring scientific issues. Meeting the scientists who are tracking the emergence of 'superbugs' - dangerous bacteria resistant to antibiotics - around the world.

Across the world we are seeing the emergence of bacteria that have gone rogue.

These are the superbugs, dangerous bacteria that are becoming resistant to our only defence: antibiotics.

Horizon meets the scientists who are tracking the spread of these potential killers around the globe, and discovers the new techniques researchers are developing to help defeat these superbugs.

59 minutes

Credits

Role Contributor
Director Diana Hill
Producer Diana Hill
Series Editor Aidan Laverty

Broadcast

  • Mon 10 Sep 2012 21:00