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A drug-resistant superbug, once thought to be rare, is spreading through healthcare facilities in Southern California. It's called CRKP, and it's in a league of bacteria - much like another well-known superbug, MRSA - that have proven highly resistant to an array of antibiotics. These days we have a seemingly endless variety of soaps, disinfectants, anti-bacterial lotions, and hand gels, but when it comes to germs, are we going overboard? And do we really know the best way to prevent the spread of those microbes that do us the most harm - like superbugs? Tune in this Tuesday as we listen back to a conversation we had about how germs work, and how to keep them from making us sick.

Laura is LPM's Director of Podcasts & Special Projects. Email Laura at lellis@lpm.org.