Treating Before Infection?
Bacterial infection is only treated when we see signs of infection, but what if we could treat earlier and without adding to drug resistance? I’m a believer in the power of endolysins.
We are sailboats on a bacterial sea; vessels separate from the microbial maelstrom until a crashing wave – infection – brings disease onto our decks. We bail out the infection with antibiotics, and the stability of the sailboat is restored.
Very poetic, but it doesn’t quite marry up to reality. We bail out infection with antibiotics but this doesn’t always restore the stability of the sailboat – in fact it can make it worse. Drug resistance is a rising tide and we need new options.
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