When the Drug is Alive: Treating Superbug Infections with Bacteriophage Therapy

1/13/2021; 55 minutes

In 2016, Dr. Steffanie Strathdee was involved in a remarkable case where she and her colleagues revived a hundred year old forgotten cure - bacteriophage therapy - to save her husband's life from a deadly superbug infection. Strathdee shares the details of her family's story and discusses ethical issues related to treating bacterial infections with viruses. Recorded on 01/06/2021. (#36633)

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