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How to Survive a Superbug

From the Show: The Wizard of Eyes
Summary: A "superbug" can be super scary.
Air Date: 6/6/16
Duration: 10
Host: Robert Abel, Jr., MD
Guest Bio: Robert Abel Jr., MD
 
    How to Survive a Superbug
    Antibiotic resistance is a naturally-occurring phenomenon that can be slowed, but not stopped.

    Over time, bacteria adapt to the drugs that are designed to kill them. They change the very core of their composition to ensure survival. 

    Misusing antibiotics (such as taking them when you don't need them or not finishing all of your medicine) is the single leading factor contributing to this problem.

    The concern is that eventually doctors will run out of antibiotics to treat these ever-morphing superbugs.

    Host of The Wizard of Eyes, Dr. Robert Abel, shares chilling stories of people who have suffered from antibiotic-resistant bacteria and reviews the frightening emergence of common and rare bacteria which have evolved towards antibiotic resistance.
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