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A scientist's race to save her husband

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Steffanie Strathdee, an epidemiologist, and her husband Tom Patterson were on vacation in Egypt. Suddenly Patterson came down with a stomach bug. Turns out it was a superbug that was antibiotic resistant.

Strathdee did what any scientist would do; she researched as much as she could to find a way to save her husband.

Strathdee and Patterson joined MPR News host Kerri Miller to talk about her book "The Perfect Predator: A Scientist's Race to Save her Husband from a Deadly Superbug."

To listen to the full conversation you can use the audio player above.