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.
The medicine cupboard:
Antibiotics in Australia
Across the water:
The spread of antimicrobial resistance
AMR and the health system
At home with resistant bacteria