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Listen: The Drug-Resistant Superbug That May Have Taken a Flight from India to Paris

Multi-drug resistant bacteria are growing more powerful each day with microbiologists struggling to find a way to combat these pathogens.

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Thirty-nine volunteers, 59 countries, 136 airports. With 400 swabs collected over three years. That is what it took for researchers to determine the course of bacteria that affect thousands of people worldwide. Multi-drug resistant bacteria are growing more powerful each day with microbiologists struggling to find a way to combat these pathogens. Samanth Subramanian and Padmaparna Ghosh talk to Frieder Schaumburg, the microbiologist who ran this study to understand the fight against these superbugs.

This is the latest episode of The Intersection, a fortnightly podcast on Audiomatic. For more such podcasts visit audiomatic.in.