Rediscovering phages: ‘We finally have the tools to harness them’

Antibiotic-resistant infections, which have been on the rise for years, were the cause of more than 1.2 million deaths worldwide in 2019, according to estimates published this year in The Lancet.
In the United States alone, the CDC reported that more than 2.8 million infections are caused by antibiotic-resistant pathogens annually, resulting in at least 35,000 deaths.
In a report published last year that outlined dozens of traditional antibiotics in development, WHO said it found none that sufficiently addressed drug resistance. There is one nontraditional alternative that has shown promise in

Antibiotic-resistant infections, which have been on the rise for years, were the cause of more than 1.2 million deaths worldwide in 2019, according to estimates published this year in The Lancet.
In the United States alone, the CDC reported that more than 2.8 million infections are caused by antibiotic-resistant pathogens annually, resulting in at least 35,000 deaths.
In a report published last year that outlined dozens of traditional antibiotics in development, WHO said it found none that sufficiently addressed drug resistance. There is one nontraditional alternative that has shown promise in