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New research has discovered a way of reverting antimicrobial resistance in bacteria responsible for up to 20% of infections in ICU.

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New research has discovered a way of reverting antimicrobial resistance in bacteria responsible for up to 20% of infections in ICU.
Equipment like mechanical ventilator tubing in intensive care units can harbour superbugs.
The study, led by Monash University and published in Nature Microbiology, has found the use of bacteriophages (phages) can help in the treatment of one of the world’s leading superbugs.Acinetobacter baumannii (A. baumannii), described as a ‘global threat’ in previous research…

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