Lecture by Professor Peter Lambert, Aston University, 2008.
Since the discovery of antibiotics in 1929 and their development
for treatment of infection, resistance has been a problem. The more
antibiotics are used, the more resistance is encouraged. Hospitals
now face major problems controlling the spread of resistant
bacteria. The lecture will concentrate on the most notorious
hospital superbugs, MRSA and Clostridium difficile. What
can be done to control them? Can these bugs spread to the
community? Are they there already? Finally are there more
"superbugs" waiting to threaten our health?
Prof Lambert is one of the joint
leaders of the Selly Oak Copper Clinical Trial group.
lecture [56 mins]