The Explainer: What is antibiotic resistance and why should we be concerned about it?

THE TERM ANTIBIOTIC resistance might sound a bit futuristic – but it’s something that’s very much an issue in the here and now.

As we explore in this week’s The Explainer podcast, it refers to certain bacteria becoming immune to the antibiotics that are usually used to treat them. This can result in health issues for patients, and dangerous superbugs.

If you want to get up to speed on what antibiotic resistance is, what it means for you as an individual, and what is being done about it, this episode is for you.

Maria Delaney, investigative reporter with Noteworthy, is joined by Professor of biology Fiona Walsh from Maynooth University to talk us through the topic.

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