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Frontline: Hunting the Nightmare Bacteria

The WGBH-produced, award-winning television journal Frontline investigates the alarming rise of untreatable infections in Hunting the Nightmare Bacteria. Fueled by decades of antibiotic overuse, the crisis has deepened as major drug companies, squeezed by Wall Street expectations, have abandoned the development of new antibiotics. “Nightmare bacteria” is how the CDC describes a frightening new threat spreading quickly in hospitals, communities, and across the globe. Without swift action, the miracle age of antibiotics could be coming to an end.

Learn about it tonight at 10pm on WGBH 2. More airings

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Image credit:  Courtesy of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Funding for WGBH’s digital mural has been provided by the Massachusetts Cultural Facilities Fund, a program of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, administered through a collaborative arrangement between MassDevelopment and the Massachusetts Cultural Council.


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