Looking at Virus Therapy to Kill Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

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An article in Nature magazine in early June discussed the possibility of using targeted viruses to combat antibiotic-resistant bacteria in humans. The article noted that for many years, human patients in Soviet countries were given “bacteriophages—viruses that kill bacteria” to treat bacterial infections.

The article stated that because of the growing problem of antibiotic resistance, researchers are now looking at “phage therapy” as a tool in the war against resistant bacterial strains.

Whether researchers are looking into this type of therapy for animals was not noted, but the potential could be there.

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