Rise of the Superbugs
We are headed towards a post-antibiotic era, a world where common infections could become life-threatening. That’s the message from The World Health Organisation, but are we listening?
Rise of the Superbugs is a six-part series about antimicrobial resistance or “superbugs”, telling the scary (but solvable) story of superbugs.
The series explores our medical systems, through personal stories, waterways and acts of (human) resistance. We’ll talk to experts as we dig into our medicine cabinets, hospitals and backyards, the known past and predicted futures.
Rise of the Superbugs reveals where the media has gone wrong in telling the superbug story and why we need to retell it.
The medicine cupboard:
Antibiotics in Australia
Across the water:
The spread of antimicrobial resistance
AMR and the health system
At home with resistant bacteria