Antibiotic-resistant Bacteria in Fish Treated by Adding Phage Therapy

Antibiotic-resistant Bacteria in Fish Treated by Adding Phage Therapy

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Antibiotic-resistant Bacteria in Fish Treated by Adding Phage Therapy

Scientists using phage therapy — specifically a bacteriophage they dubbed “Muddy” — successfully treated an infection by an antibiotic-resistant strain of Mycobacterium abscessus bacteria in a zebrafish model of cystic fibrosis (CF). For five days, the team treated the zebrafish, which were infected with M. abscessus, a lung-damaging bacteria associated with CF, by using the Muddy phage therapy along with the antibiotic rifabutin. “With this combination treatment, the fishes’ infections were much less severe; the…

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