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Antibiotic Resistance and Human Health

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Michael Mortensen
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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
 

Tom worked as an archaeologist in the Four Corners area for many years before his passion for radio and storytelling brought him to KSJD. He volunteered as a DJ at station and served on the Community Radio Project's board of directors before joining the staff as the Programming & Media Director in 2010.
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