The Global Impact of Superbugs

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More than 58,000 newborns in India died last year from drug-resistant bacteria, according to The New York Times. The global spread of these bacteria, often called "superbugs," has alarmed experts for some years, especially in developing nations where health care spending is low and sanitation is lacking. We'll discuss the increase in superbugs and the possible overuse of antibiotics. What role can the U.S. play in helping the international community contain the problem?

Guests:

Arjun Srinivasan, associate director for Healthcare-Associated Infection Prevention Programs at the Centers for Disease Control

Tim Walsh, professor of medical microbiology at Cardiff University in Wales

Dominic Montagu, associate professor of epidemiology at UCSF

Ramanan Laxminarayan, vice president for research at the Public Health Foundation of India

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