Doctors presented safe genetically modified viruses to destroy resistant superbugs

Usually, doctors resort to the use of bacteriophages only if they fail to destroy

Normally, the search for antibiotics to kill superbugs cantake several months, however, not all patients can wait for doctors to findNecessary combinations of medications.

Recently, doctors at the University of Pittsburgh treated a chronic infection in a teenage girl who developed cystic fibrosis with disseminated Mycobacterium abscessus infection after a lung transplant.The study does not mention the name of the girl, nor the name of the hospital where the teenager was treated.

A team of scientists found three bacteriophages, includingincluding one of the rotting eggplant, and modified them so that they can independently find and destroy the viruses of this infection. The patient was given a tincture twice a day and the gel was applied from these bacteriophages to the sites affected by the infection.


As a result of the bacteriophages, the teenager was completely cured, in addition, until scientists found any side or toxic abnormalities in her health.

Now doctors from Pittsburgh are going to conduct a study on whether the use of genetically modified or other bacteriophages is really safe in a wide range.