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Antibiotic resistant bacterial infection, bacteriophage therapy and an amazing story

On Sunday’s airing of the Outbreak News This Week Radio Show, we spent some time on this amazing story of an individual with a multi-drug resistant Acinetobacter baumannii infection and the use of an experimental therapy involving bacteriophages — viruses that target and consume specific strains of bacteria.

I was joined by case study lead author and the primary physician of the patient, Robert Schooley,MD. Dr Schooley is a Professor of Medicine and Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases at the UC San Diego School of Medicine who shared the details of the remarkable story.

LISTEN to the interview below:

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