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  • Title
    PHAGOTHERAPY: THE LAST CHANCE TREATMENT?
  • Collection
  • Broadcast date
    09/05/2018
  • Running time
    00:28:17
  • Category
    Science and health
  • Sub-category
    Science
  • Tags
  • Programme types
    Report, Investigation, Magazine

Summary

Could bacteria-killing phages solve the upcoming crisis of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, which is expected to cause ten million deaths a year by 2050. This therapy is extremely popular with patients with advanced disease for its efficiency. But it has been neglected by the pharmaceutical industry for its lack of profitability. Some doctors, in France and Belgium, do all they can to make it official. In the meantime, patients have no choice but to travel at great expense to Georgia to benefit from the spectacular results of this early 20th century therapy.

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