Bacteriophage Therapy

Gone Viral!

What are Bacteriophages?

Bacteriophages are viruses that attack certain strains of bacteria, they are harmless to human cells and they work by injecting their bacteria into the host cell. Bacteriophages have been shown throughout past years as a good answer to antibiotic resistant bacteria.

Think for a while :

Giving out a high five, reaching for the door handle, picking up a pencil, all things that everyone is exposed to. A single sneeze, can travel at a speed of 95 miles per hour, however it can be up to 630 miles per hour, under the right conditions and can release at least 40,000 droplets. Imagine going into a classroom where you are unaware that has been infected by germs from a sneeze. The sick individual was sitting in your seat, touched your desk, the door handle, everything. You are now a victim of this virus. Luckily, if a person got sick enough from this, we have medication to cure the symptoms. But what if we didn’t? What if you were the person who got extremely sick? How would you react when you realize there is nothing available to cure you?