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Rise of the Superbugs

The World Health Organisation has warned that we are headed towards a post-antibiotic era, in which common infections could become life-threatening.

This podcast series tells the scary (but solvable) story of superbugs, also known as antimicrobial resistance. It takes us inside our medicine cupboards, waterways, hospitals, backyards, the past and the future. It reveals where the media has gone wrong in telling the superbug story and why we need to retell it.

Episodes

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Episode 1

The medicine cupboard:

Antibiotics in Australia

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Episode 2

Across the water:

The spread of antimicrobial resistance

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Episode 3

Waiting room:

AMR and the health system

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Episode 4

The backyard:

At home with resistant bacteria

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Episode 5

Imagined futures:

AMR

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Episode 6

How can we retell the superbug story?