- Virology - What is needed for phage therapy to become a reality in Western medicine?

B0007272 Bacteriophage
B0007272 Bacteriophage (Photo credit: wellcome images)
The current status of phage therapy approaches is reviewed and possible hurdles to a practical medical application of bacteriophages in Western countries are identified as discussed at a recent EMBO meeting on “Viruses of Microbes” in Brussels. In view of the growing antibiotic resistance crisis, a coordinated effort by the public health sector is needed to evaluate the potential of phage therapy as an adjunct to antibiotics.
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