Doctors presented safe genetically modified viruses to destroy resistant superbugs

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

bacteria in a different way. Usually, the search for antibiotics to destroy superbugs can take several months, but not all patients can wait until doctors find the necessary combination of drugs.

Recently, doctors from the University of Pittsburgh conductedtreatment of chronic infection in a teenage girl who suffers from cystic fibrosis with disseminated infection of Mycobacterium abscessus after lung transplantation. The study does not mention the name of the girl, as well as the name of the hospital where the adolescent 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 bacteriophage action, the teenager was completely cured, moreover, until scientists discovered any adverse or toxic anomalies 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.