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Staying Alive: A Thoroughly Modern Microbe

Subtitle
Thoroughly modern microbe, A
Synopsis
We all need the ‘E. coli’ bacterium, but a virulent form, ‘E. coli’ 0157, recently struck a group in Roberton, a village in the Scottish Borders, killing 20 people. Looks at the history of ‘E. coli’ and its different varieties, discusses the bacterial transfer from animals to humans. and the spread and growth of ‘E-coli’ 0157. Examines possible sources of the Roberton outbreak and looks at the laboratory investigator’s work to confirm cases of ‘E. coli’ 0157 infection. Looks at the history and possible future of deadly microbes.
Series
Shotlist, Series
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 25 min.
Year of production
1997
Availability
Sale; 1999 sale: £55.00 (+VAT +p&p) VHS, non-higher education 1999 sale: £150.00 (+VAT +p&p) higher education - master tape for re-editing and copying 2000 sale: £35.00 (+VAT inc. p&p) VHS
Notes
Broadcast on Border Television 12/97.
Uses
Undergraduates.
Subjects
Biology
Keywords
E. coli 0157; human biology

Credits

Producer
Robin Brightwell
Cast
Brian Henderson 
Hugh Pennington 
Ian Booth 
Veronika Hyks 

Sponsor

Name

Educational Broadcasting Services Trust

Email
support@fenc.org.uk
Web
http://www.fenc.org.uk/ External site opens in new window
Phone
01553 630828
Address
c/o fenc
The White House
8 Gayton Road
Ashwicken, Kings Lynn
Norfolk
PE32 1LS
Notes
EBST was set up in 1987, to spread specialist learning through broadcast and new media; it’s roots were in BBC and public service broadcasting. Now EBST Online is part of FENC (www.fenc.org.uk).
Name

Wellcome Trust Moving Image and Sound Collections

Email
mfac@wellcome.ac.uk
Web
http://library.wellcome.ac.uk/misc.html External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7611 8766
Address
183 Euston Road
London
NW1 2BE

Distributor

Name

Educational Broadcasting Services Trust

Address
No longer trading
Notes
Educational and training materials with an emphasis on maths, science and skills development, produced in collaboration with consortia of university and college academics and media departments under the auspices of the Educational Services Broadcasting Trust. Series include Maths for Engineers, Shotlist, and the Skillbank vocational skills training programmes. For sale on DVD or via download. Now ebst online is part of FENC. (www.fenc.org.uk). Now possibly part of Blended Learning Consortium.

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