A recent study has identified a bacteriophage (phiBB-1) that specifically targets Borrelia burgdorferi. Since the early 20th century, phage therapy has been used in the Republic of Georgia instead of antibiotic therapy. Phage therapy involves using a parasite's natural predators to treat illness. For more information, feel free to peruse the following links. If any of you decide to pursue this form of treatment
has anyone heard of this or knows of anyone that has been cured with this treatment?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phage_therapy https://www.researchgate.net/publication/12251603_Bacteriophages_of_spirochetes http://microbewiki.kenyon.edu/index.php/Borrelia http://www.phagetherapycenter.com/pii/PatientServlet?command=static_homeHere are the links on the clinic, and the company that runs it in the location of Mexico is that being outside US territory http://www.phageinternational.com/ http://www.phagetherapycenter.com/pii/PatientServlet?command=static_home
I give presentations on phage therapy and can indicate that there is lots of science to indicate that it works. Below a handout I use: Superbugs, Phage Therapy: Getting Beyond Truthiness!The following headlines might have appeared in Canada:1917: Canadian microbiologist, Felix d'Herelle, discovers natural nanotechnology, bacteriophage therapy, that can cure and prevent superbug infections and foodborne bacterial disease.2008: Canadians continue to suffer and die unnecessarily from superbug infections and foodborne disease because Canada is too venal to approve and use natural nanotechnology, bacteriophage therapy, discovered by Canadian microbiologist, Felix d'Herelle in 1917.While 8000 to 12000 Canadians are dying from antibiotic-resistant superbug infections annually the joke is on us, as some countries still practice technology discovered by the Canadian, Felix d'Herelle in 1917. Phage therapy uses highly specific viruses, bacteriophages, which are harmless for humans, to treat bacterial infections. Phage therapy is not currently approved or practiced in Canada. According to a letter signed by a former federal health minister it can be made available legally to Canadians under the Special Access Program of our Food & Drugs Act! A discussion of phage therapy is currently very timely because of the release of the Canadian film: Killer Cure: The Amazing Adventures of Bacteriophage and the book by Thomas Haeusler entitled, Viruses vs. Superbugs, a solution to the antibiotics crisis? ( see http://www.bacteriophagetherapy.info ). Both references are available at Ottawa libraries.This file has dramatically changed because the US Food and Drug Administration has amended the US food additive regulations to provide for the safe use of a bacteriophages on ready-to-eat meat against Listeria monocytogenes (see http://www.fda.gov/OHRMS/DOCKETS/98fr/02f-0316-nfr0001.pdf ). Also http://www.cfsan.fda.gov/~dms/opabacqa.html . The idea that ready-to-eat meat can be treated if contaminated with Listeria bacteria while a doctor could not get a pharmaceutical grade phage therapy product when faced with a patient suffering listeriosis strikes this author as absurd especially considering the recent massive recall of ready-to-eat meat in Canada due to contamination with listeria. Information is available on phage therapy treatment in Georgia , Europe ( http://www.phagetherapycenter.com ), or Poland - ( http://www.aite.wroclaw.pl/phages/phages.html ) or more recently at the Wound Care Center, Lubbock, Texas ( http://www.woundcarecenter.net/ ) .Canada should establish 'The Superbug Victim Felix d'Herelle Memorial Center for Experimental Phage Therapy' to provide phage therapy to patients when antibiotics fail or when patients are allergic to antibiotics.
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Google Web alert for: phage therapy just posted this:
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