Rx for Survival: A... Episodes

2005, TV Show

Episode Detail: Disease Warriors; Rise of the Superbugs - Rx for Survival: A Global Health Challenge

Part 1 of this three-part series examines the role vaccines play in battling disease, and the limits of antibiotics in fighting infections. In India and Nigeria, vaccines target the world's last polio cases, but Kenya's battle against HIV/AIDS remains vexing. And in Peru, doctors struggle against drug-resistant strains of TB. “After years of fighting back,” says narrator Brad Pitt, “our medicines are failing.”

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Premiered: November 01, 2005, on PBS
Rating: TV-PG
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Premise: A six-hour series following `warriors' battling public-health threats around the world. Episodes covers such topics as vaccines; `superbugs'; diseases spread by insects, birds and animals; and the importance of clean water and good nutrition in combating illnesses.


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