Tag Archives: Antibiotic Resistance

23,000 Dead In The US Per Year

Ever year about 23,000 people die of infections from antibiotic resistant bacterial.

Here is a film of bacteria evolving from regular old bacteria into killer superbugs. On a coffee table size Petri dish.

You can get the story at NPR, where you will learn that

“Getting more people to understand how quickly bacteria evolve antibiotic resistance might help people understand why they shouldn’t be prescribed antibiotics. The drug resistance is not some abstract threat. It’s real.”