Sewage Saved This Man’s Life. Someday It Could Save Yours

May 11, 2017

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When Thomas Patterson woke up from a two-month coma in March 2016, he learned two things he couldn’t believe: Donald Trump was soon to become the Republican nominee for president, and his wife, Steffanie Strathdee, had saved him from dying of an antibiotic-resistant superbug by injecting him with viruses harvested from sewage.

Her Husband Was Dying From A Superbug. She Turned To Sewer Viruses Collected By The Navy.

May 6, 2017

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Scientists have long dismissed “phage therapy” as a fringe idea pushed by eccentrics who enjoy fishing in sewage. But now the Navy is betting on it. Two days after walking through the pyramids, Tom Patterson got very sick. The psychiatry professor was in Egypt with his wife on one of their many adventurous vacations away from […]

Novel Phage Therapy Saves Patient with Multidrug-Resistant Bacterial Infection

April 25, 2017

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Intravenous viruses are used to target deadly bacterium; dramatic case suggests potential alternative to failing antibiotics