IN THE MEDIA: Old cure revived to help fight against antibiotic-resistant superbugs

Several media outlets picked up this fabulous story about Professor Anton Peleg offering Phage Therapy to Victorian patients for the first time at the Alfred Hospital.

Phage Therapy was first used more than a century ago, it uses bacteria-killing viruses, and is making a comeback in Australia. Doctors hope it will help counter a growing crisis of antibiotic-resistant superbugs.

"Professor Anton Peleg, head of infectious diseases at The Alfred, said phage therapy was being used for an increasing number of patients battling potentially deadly superbugs, on compassionate grounds. We are treating patients with severe bacterial infections that are either life-, limb- or function- threatening.

Dr Jeremy Barr and team, produce and package therapeutic phage into vials which are then transported to The Alfred Clinical team.

The Story can be read here  and on The Alfred's Website