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
Duration 27 min
Year produced 1998
School price $90 inc gst (+ $9 p&h in Australia/ elsewhere POA)
Tertiary institutions POA