President Obama has issued an executive order directing the federal government to step up the fight against antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
Bryan Thompson reports, it's a fight with enormous consequences.
In her job overseeing infectious disease testing at the University of Kansas Hospital, professor Rebecca Horvat is very familiar with bacteria that are impervious to front-line antibiotics.
“Half of them are very antibiotic-resistant," she says. "You only have a few drugs left to treat them. I see it every day.”