Maryn McKenna

About Maryn McKenna

Maryn McKenna is the author of Superbug: The Fatal Menace of MRSA (Free Press/Simon & Schuster, 2010).
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Imagining the Post-Antibiotics Future

After 85 years, antibiotics are growing impotent. So what will medicine, agriculture and everyday life look like if we lose these drugs entirely? A few years ago, I started looking online to fill in chapters of my family history that no one had ever spoken of. I registered on Ancestry.com, plugged in the little I knew, […]

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How Your Chicken Dinner Is Creating a Drug-Resistant Superbug

Adrienne LeBeouf recognized the symptoms when they started. The burning and the urge to head to the bathroom signaled a urinary tract infection, a painful but everyday annoyance that afflicts up to 8 million U.S. women a year. LeBeouf, who is 29 and works as a medical assistant, headed to her doctor, assuming that a […]

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