Maryn McKenna

Wired and Scientific American

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Blogger on infectious diseases and public health for Wired and columnist for Scientific American; author of Superbug: The Fatal Menace of MRSA

Maryn McKenna on KCRW

Public health officials don't want to "cry wolf" or frighten people more than needed. So, they don't often use apocalyptic language.

Bugs, Drugs and Super-bugs

Public health officials don't want to "cry wolf" or frighten people more than needed. So, they don't often use apocalyptic language.

from To the Point

Antibiotics are essential to the so-called "miracle" of modern medicine. Now antibiotic-resistant bacteria have shown up at American grocery stores.

Food Safety, Resistance to Antibiotics and Healthy Farm Animals

Antibiotics are essential to the so-called "miracle" of modern medicine. Now antibiotic-resistant bacteria have shown up at American grocery stores.

from Which Way, L.A.?

Researchers in Arizona sampled meat and poultry sold at grocery stores in Flagstaff, Los Angeles, Chicago, Fort Lauderdale and Washington, DC.

Food Safety and Antibiotics for Healthy Farm Animals

Researchers in Arizona sampled meat and poultry sold at grocery stores in Flagstaff, Los Angeles, Chicago, Fort Lauderdale and Washington, DC.

from To the Point

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