Thursday, March 25, 2010

Heard about a Book...

Heard an NPR Fresh Air interview with Maryn McKenna, author of Superbug: The Fatal Menace of MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus). I'm not sure I want to read this whole book, but the interview was fascinating, and you non-fiction science types will want to take a read.

From the publisher's website:

Lurking in our homes, hospitals, schools, and farms is a terrifying pathogen that is evolving faster than the medical community can track it or drug developers can create antibiotics to quell it. That pathogen is MRSA—methicillin-resistant Staphyloccocus aureus—and
Superbug is the first book to tell the story of its shocking spread and the alarming danger it poses to us all.