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The Trouble with Antibiotics / Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.).

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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 60 min.)) : sound, color
  • Publisher: [United States]: PBS , 2015.
  • Distributor: Made available through hoopla

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Restrictions on Access Note:
Digital content provided by hoopla.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Directed by David Fanning.
Participant or Performer Note:
Presented by correspondent David E. Hoffman.
Summary, etc.:
Each year, an estimated 2 million people in the U.S. are infected with antibiotic-resistant bacteria-and at least 23,000 die. As the crisis deepens, FRONTLINE correspondent David E. Hoffman turns his attention to the American farm, a sector that comprises an estimated 70 percent of all antibiotics sold. Hoffman travels the country to investigate new research out of Arizona, Pennsylvania, and Texas focusing on how antibiotics on the farm might be contributing to the growth of resistant bacteria that threaten the health of people. FRONTLINE traces the history and controversy over antibiotics in agriculture, discovers gaps in basic data about how antibiotics are used on the farm-and raises questions about why that information does not exist.
Target Audience Note:
Not rated.
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: National Institutes of Health (U.S.). Clinical Center.
Antibiotics in agriculture > United States.
Drug resistance in microorganisms > United States.

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