Eliava Phage Therapy Center

Could gargling a virus that eats bacteria solve the SUPERBUG CRISIS?

As overused antibiotics become less and less effective, a tantalising discovery may revolutionise healthcare

  • Steffanie Strathdee feared the worst when husband Tom Patterson comatosed
  • Husband of 13 years lay in a deep coma, the victim of an aggressive superbug
  • His heart, lungs and major organs were all shutting down with little hope left
  • Apparently miraculous recovery is result of natural phenomenon that could combat growth of antibiotic-resistant infections and also treat sore throats

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Findings of Novel Phage Therapy That Saved Professor’s Life Published

Writing in the September issue of the journal Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, a large and diverse team of researchers has published the full details of the dramatic, experimental and ultimately successful effort to save the life of a patient infected with a multidrug-resistant bacterium. The findings describe a potentially powerful new tool — bacteriophages https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bacteriophage — for addressing the global spread of microbial pathogens impervious to current antibiotic treatments and standards of care.

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