The antibiotics crisis: has an alternative been found?

The antibiotics crisis: has an alternative been found?
Two Petri dishes filled with bacteriophages. (Image: Getty)
The Economist
It was on the golf course that Barry Rud first noticed something was seriously wrong. A trim 60-year-old who played hockey as a young man, he found himself unable to take more than a few steps without gasping for breath. His doctors said he had caught a strain of Pseudomonas aeruginosa, one of the growing number of “superbugs” that have evolved resistance to many common antibiotics.Rud’s experience illustrates a growing problem – and one possible solution to it. Antibiotics are among medicine’s most...

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