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Antibiotic resistance is fast becoming a crucial global health problem. It occurs when bacteria evolve and transform into superbugs, which are resistant to existing antibiotics. In such cases, classic treatments are ineffective and patients can be faced with the terrifying prospect of amputation. But alternatives do exist, such as phage therapy, an ancient practice that uses “healing viruses” – but is illegal in Europe. FRANCE 24 finds out more.
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