Brad Spellberg

Mar. 08, 2013

'Nightmare Bacteria' Defy Even Last-Ditch Drugs

The superbugs have been found lurking at hospitals nationwide, and kill one in two patients with a bloodstream infection.

bacteria, antibiotic resistant bacteria, phage, MDR, XDR, superbug, infection, illness, hospital

Apr. 16, 2010

Infection

About 100,000 people die every year due to infections acquired in a hospital, according to a new government report. In this hour, we'll look at the problem, and talk about some of the infectious organisms that put patients at risk, from MRSA to C. diff.

infection, infectious disease, hospital acquired infection, mrsa

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