Antibiotic Resistance and Human Health

Jun 2, 2015

Credit Michael Mortensen / Creative Commons

Antibiotic resistance has become a global problem, leaving many exposed to bacteria and other agents of infection that cannot be treated by traditional medicines. In this episode of Pandora's Box, KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Dr. Lyn Patrick, co-host of Pandora's Box, about how antibiotic resistance was created, new government mandates for antibiotic use in the livestock industry, and surprising new methods to introduce healthy bacteria into people who are sick.

Additional information on antibiotic resistance:

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/fda-struggles-to-regulate-fecal-transplants/
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/04/150409120447.htm
https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2015/06/02/fact-sheet
http://www.infectioncontroltoday.com/news/2015/03/ancientbiotics-a-medieval-remedy