Mark Frauenfelder interviews Maryn McKenna, author of Superbug, a book about MRSA (Methicillin Resistant Staphyoloccus Aureus), which "kills more people every year than AIDS":

I talk to doctors every week who tell me that they have had a patient in a medical center for whom literally nothing worked. It was, for them, essentially back to the pre-antibiotic era. And they have to tell families "I'm sorry, but here we are in the midst of this enormously technological medical center and I have nothing that can help your family member." It's stunning. It's something you can't believe could happen in the 21st century, and yet it does.

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