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The Bacteria Threat

Production year: 2016 | 1*57 | Genres: Factual - News, Factual/Doc, Reality
Antibiotic resistance is a huge health threat. The bacteria are spreading throughout the world.
Origin country: Norway
Production company: NRK Norsk Rikskringkasting AS
Original title: Bakterietrusselen
Original language: Norwegian
Formats: HD

Imagine being on vacation abroad, and suddenly, you get so ill that you have to be hospitalized. You push through the disease, but in the unsanitary hospital, your body is infected with two types of multi resistant bacteria. This happened to Inger-Lise Lysa. Antibiotics will not treat the bacteria, and she has to be in solitary confinement whenever she is treated in any hospital.

This documentary also reveals that the production of drugs may cause new, multi resistant bacteria. The majority of antibiotics sold worldwide are made from active ingredients produced in countries like China and India. However, the pharmaceuticals made to cure people elsewhere, are causing great harm where it is produced. As seen in this documentary, the pharmaceutical factories in the outskirts of Hyderabad in India for decades have been discharging chemicals and antibiotics directly into the environment. Local people and organizations complain about destroyed groundwater, farmland and human health. Recently, a Swedish scientist team have proved that the pollution of antibiotics from the factories even creates new, multi resistant bacteria in the environment. The scientist feat that these bacteria may spread to human infection diseases, adding to the already major problems of bacteria not responding to the antibiotics that the world has been dependent on since Penicillin was discovered in the early 1900's.

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