‘Superbugs’ in Vermont Communities

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have been dealing with antibiotic-resistant infections for decades, but in
recent years the so-called ‘superbugs’ have become increasingly common in local
communities as well. Health officials say they can be treated, but they can be
troublesome and even fatal if they’re not handled properly. What precautions
should Vermonters take to avoid spreading or contracting these infections? We
talk with a former superbug sufferer, and with Dr. Don Swartz, the Medical Director of the Vermont Department of
Health, about the treatment and prevention of MRSA and other virulent
pathogens. (Listen)

And we
continue our Green Series with a stroll around the campus of Yestermorrow
Design/Build School in Warren. Bob Ferris, the school’s executive director,
introduces us to a new, more intentional and sustainable way of thinking about
buildings and places and their human inhabitants. (Listen)

And we listen
in on a reunion celebration at a hundred-year-old girls’ camp in Thetford. (Listen)


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