The use of bacteriophages could be an effective alternative to antibiotics in some cases, particularly when an infection is caused by a specific type of bacteria that is resistant to antibiotics. Phages are viruses that specifically infect bacteria and can be used to target and kill bacteria without harming human cells. In some cases, phages have been used to successfully treat bacterial infections that did not respond to antibiotic treatment.
No antibiotics worked, so the woman turned to the bacteria’s natural enemy to save her husband’s life, according to the CNN article. The man was losing a grueling battle against a deadly superbug infection, but bacteriophages came to the rescue.
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