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Episode 2

Hands-on science series. In response to recent fears about the future of antibiotics, the team investigates germs and infection.

In response to recent fears about the future of antibiotics, the team investigates germs and infection. Liz Bonnin reveals why doctors can be reluctant to prescribe antibiotics for coughs and colds, and explains what bacterial resistance is all about.

Maggie Philbin finds out whether people are right to worry about catching infections when cooped up inside an aeroplane, and reveals a remarkable new technique that takes the guesswork out of prescribing antibiotics.

Meanwhile, Jem Stansfield heads to a scrapyard for a striking demonstration of the difference between viruses and bacteria.

30 minutes

Last on

Tue 12 Mar 2013 19:00

BBC News: Antibiotics resistance

BBC News: Antibiotics resistance

The danger posed by growing resistance to antibiotics should be ranked along with terrorism on a list of threats to the nation, says the government's chief medical officer for England, Professor Sally Davies.

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Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Liz Bonnin
Presenter Jem Stansfield
Presenter Maggie Philbin
Series Producer Paul King
Executive Producer Tina Fletcher-Hill

Broadcasts

  • Mon 11 Mar 2013 19:30
  • Tue 12 Mar 2013 19:00

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