Publication
Title
Selection and characterization of a candidate therapeutic bacteriophage that lyses the **Escherichia coli** O104:H4 strain from the 2011 outbreak in Germany
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Abstract
In 2011, a novel strain of O104:H4 Escherichia coli caused a serious outbreak of foodborne hemolytic uremic syndrome and bloody diarrhea in Germany. Antibiotics were of questionable use and 54 deaths occurred. Candidate therapeutic bacteriophages that efficiently lyse the E. coli O104:H4 outbreak strain could be selected rather easily from a phage bank or isolated from the environment. It is argued that phage therapy should be more considered as a potential armament against the growing threat of (resistant) bacterial infections.
Language
English
Source (journal)
PLoS ONE
Publication
2012
ISSN
1932-6203
Volume/pages
7:2(2012), p. 1-5
Article Reference
e52709
ISI
000313158800092
Medium
E-only publicatie
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Web of Science
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Creation 19.10.2015
Last edited 20.10.2017