According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated two million people in the United States are infected with antibiotic resistant bacteria each year. Of them, at least 23 thousand die.
The PBS series FRONTLINE first explored the rise of antibiotic resistance a year ago in Hunting the Nightmare Bacteria. In a new FRONTLINE report, The Trouble with Antibiotics, correspondent David Hoffman investigates how the use of antibiotics on farms might be fueling the crisis of antibiotic resistance in humans. Hoffman is a contributing editor at the Washington Post and a former White House correspondent. Over the past several years, he has focused on investigating the growing crisis of antibiotic resistance. Hoffman joined Dakota Midday and discussed the program.
The Trouble with Antibiotics airs tonight on SDPB1 Television at 9, Central; 8, Mountain.