Superbugs: a case of natural selection

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria “superbugs” are a growing threat to public health. Where do they come from? And why is the problem getting worse?
Superbugs are the result of natural selection. This program examines:
–  the essential features of Darwin’s idea of natural selection (inspired by his visit to the Galapagos Islands)
–  malaria: resistance to anti-malarial drugs in the parasite and the mosquito carrier
–  other antibiotic-resistant bacteria (including Golden Staph and VRE Enterococcus) and how hospitals are grappling with the problem.

Year levels               Middle-Upper Secondary

Format                      DVD

Duration                  27 min

Year produced       1998

School price            $90 inc gst (+ $9 p&h in Australia/ elsewhere POA)
Tertiary institutions   POA