DR, the official broadcasting company of Denmark, has provided a series of documentaries, podcasts, and articles on necrotizing soft tissue infections, otherwise known as flesh-eating diseases. This is a bacterial infection that is fatal to vital body soft tissue.
The media (in Danish) features several health experts sharing on patient safety, bedside manner, questions from the community, and etiquette across the healthcare sector.
One featured guest is Sani Nudge’s own Dr. Marco Bo Hansen, a hand hygiene expert whose Ph.D. studies in necrotizing soft tissue infections make him an expert for both the impacts of the disease and the prevention methods.
You can hear more from Marco on prevention methods by tuning into his podcast, the Hygiene and infection prevention network.
Here are articles (names in English) from the project worth checking out:
“In the DR documentary ‘ The flesh-eating bacteria, ‘we meet 17-year-old Mathilde, who in two days fights for her life because flesh-eating bacteria have attacked her body. It happens after she cuts herself by the hand on a broken bottle for a high school party.”
The series produced 4 episodes in a podcast (names in English) for the project:
The flesh-eating bacteria podcast
1:4 – Rejected by the doctor on duty
2:4 – Every hour counts
3:4 – A crackling sound
4:4 – “I thought they had changed it”
The series produced a 3-episode documentary (names in English) for the project:
1. Mathilde’s fight
“17-year-old Mathilde is at a party in 1st grade and cuts her hand on a bottle. 48 hours later, she is lying on an operating table, fighting for her life. DR Dokumentar focuses on carnivorous bacteria, which affect more and more Danes. Organization: Jonatan Placing. Expires: 19 Sep 2022”
2. Søren’s accident
The series produced a radio segment (names in English) for the project:
Monday 20. sept. 2021
“Why is Ishøj’s mayor now facing massive criticism? Today, DR brings a documentary entitled “The carnivorous bacteria”. The bacterium spreads rapidly and can ultimately kill a human. What do we know about the carnivorous bacterium? For the past three years, it has been possible to get treatment for compulsive overeating, also called BED. What do politicians say to the decision to close the treatment offers? Today’s hosts: Kirstine Dons Christensen & Anders Bech-Jessen. www.dr.dk/p1morgen”