How To Track And Attack A Superbug

  • Playlist
  • Download
  • Embed
    Embed <iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/173733687/173733682" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no">
  • Transcript

Guests

Rob Stein, health correspondent and senior editor, NPR
Carl Zimmer, science writer and blogger

Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, held a press conference Tuesday to announce the need to "sound an alarm" on the advance of CRE, a highly drug-resistant bacteria. CRE and other superbugs are found mostly in hospitals and long-term care facilities.

Comments

 

Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the NPR.org Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.