Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, October 22nd, 2002
While effective treatment options are already available for afflicted patients, standard antimicrobial agents are "limited by the emergence of drug resistance and the inability of antibiotics to kill dormant organisms," according to Lawrence Broxmeyer and colleagues at Med-America Research in Whitestone, New York and other institutions in California, Nebraska, and Texas.
To overcome these problems, nonpathogenic mycobacteria could be used to deliver bacteriophage viruses to attack...
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