Kill or Cure – MRSA Killer Bug 25:00, 2018 (Ref: EU05896)


Many people in Britain now fear hospitalization almost as much as injury or illness, due to a rising rate of hospital-related staph infections.

This program examines the threat posed by MRSA, or methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, and assesses the medical establishment’s ability to fight it.

Two divergent perspectives are featured: from doctors who perform every anti-MRSA procedure available, and from hospital patients who have nevertheless become infected.

Meanwhile, experiments under way at the Royal Botanic Gardens—directed by Professor Monique Simmonds, an expert on the antimicrobial properties of fungi—suggest the potential to one day defeat MRSA.