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Curse of the Killer Bug

Synopsis
Looks at an outbreak of streptococcus A that began in Stroud, Gloucestershire, in May of 1994, described as flesh-eating bacteria. Examines how the superbug scare happened, how hospital staff handled it and the population reacted, and how another deadly strain of bacteria is active.
Series
Qed, Series
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 30 min.
Year of production
1994
Availability
Sale; 2000 sale: £65.00 (+VAT +p&p)
Notes
Broadcast on BBC1 on 14/7/94.
Subjects
Medical sciences
Keywords
bacteria; infectious diseases; streptococcus A

Credits

Producer
Linda McDougall
Contributor
Tim Haines

Production Company

Name

McDougall Craig

Sponsor

Name

BBC Television

Distributor

Name

BBC Active Video for Learning

Contact
Carolina Fernandez Jeremy Wilcox (CF - for educational enquiries JW - channel sales manager)
Email
BBCStudiosLearning@bbc.com
Address
Now part of BBC Learning
Notes
This company is no longer trading under this name and currently does not have a web presence. It was originally a joint venture between BBC Worldwide and Pearson Education. Formerly known as ‘BBC Worldwide Learning Studies’ and before that as ‘Videos for Education & Training’

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