Many of the advances of modern medicine have relied on antibiotics and their ability to treat previously incurable illnesses like pneumonia and tuberculosis. But now those advances are under threat. An increasing number of bacteria – termed superbugs – are developing resistance to the drugs. In short: the drugs don’t work. It’s a global issue and one no country can ignore. To do so would imperil the heath and death of the entire world.
Al Jazeera Science Editor Tarek Bazley takes an in-depth look the issue and what can be done to stop the rise of the Superbug.
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