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The Healthy WAAY: Fighting Deadly Infections

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A treatment to deal with infections from bacteria resistant to antibiotics

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A treatment to deal with infections from bacteria resistant to antibiotics
http://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/12502/7354779?cpt=8&wpid=2637 Tue, 08 May 2018 16:47:28 +0000 The Healthy WAAY: Fighting Deadly Infections A treatment to deal with infections from bacteria resistant to antibiotics http://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/12502/7354779?cpt=8&wpid=2637 WAAY ABC Huntsville, AL world health organization, national institutes of health, and the centers for disease control call multi-drug resistant bacteria one of the biggest threats to public health. an estimated 700-thousand people dye from this worldwide, every year. when the bacteria was killing a san diego man, his desperate wife suggested a treatment that seemed really out there...until it worked two years ago, steffanie strathdee wasn't sure she'd get moments like this with her husband, tom patterson. he got an antibiotic- resistant bacteria when they were on vacation. cg steffanie strathdee in: :11 out: :21 "they saw that he had this giant abscess in his abdomen, like the size of a football, and inside was this murky brown fluid that looked like it had been there for a while." vo/narration...... doctors drained the abscess with catheters but one moved, sending more infected fluid into tom's body. steffanie strathdee in: :27 out: :32 "he slipped in to a coma we couldn't wake him from. and slowly, he started to die." vo/narration...... graphic: in: :42 out: :46 steffanie reached out to doctor robert schooley at u-c san diego health, to find bacteriophages , viruses found in bacteria that kill bacteria. doctor schooley calls them "living antibiotics." cg robert schooley, md professor of medicine uc san diego in: :45 out: :58 "with phage, they only kill a small sliver of the bacteria of the given type, and what you have to do is you have to take the bacteria a patient has, their own organism and then screen for phage that are active against their organism." vo/narration...... scientists at texas a and m and the u-s navy found phages that could work. steffanie strathdee in: 1:03 out: 1:09 "he received the first phages on a monday, the second set of phages on a wednesday, and he woke up on saturday." vo/narration...... tom had been in hospitals for nine months and in a coma for two. he'd lost 100 pounds. cg tom patterson in: 1:15 out: 1:23 "i couldn't walk, i was in a wheelchair, and sitting up was beyond my ability for more than a moment." vo/narration...... tom wants to be on the front line as phages are added to the fight against superbugs. tom patterson in: 1:28 out: 1:31 "i think it represents evidence-based hope." several national health agencies are considering clinical trials now. u-c san diego hopes to start one in a





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