As medical science enters a new age of high-tech miracles, we retrace the triumphs and disasters that have helped rescue humanity from pain and sickness. You are more likely to be killed by an infection than any other disease - and of all the people in the history of the world who have died of anything; half were killed by infections carried by mosquitoes. We examine the long and bitter struggle for understanding that ultimately led to the development of modern antibiotics and then drug-resistant bugs.
Duration: 1 hour
Production Deal: Co-produced with Discovery Health
HD Version: No
3D Version: No
Program Licensing: Available subject to current licenses.