Alexander Fleming discovered the power of antibiotics in 1928. During his Nobel Prize speech, the man who identified penicillin warned that bacteria like staphylococcus aureus would eventually develop a resistance to drugs like penicillin. Today, hospitals battle resistant microorganisms like MRSA, a strain of staphylococcus aureus resistant to many antibiotics. Fleming’s warning has come full circle. Physicians and scientists are scrambling to preserve the effectiveness of current antibiotics. Learn more about the threat of antibiotic resistance, and how public health experts are taking steps to stop it, at evms.edu/nightmarebacteria.