Fighting Infection with Phages

Fighting Infection with Phages

Modern medicine faces a serious problem. Thanks in part to overuse and misuse of antibiotics, many bacteria are gaining resistance to our most common cures. Researchers are probing possible alternatives to antibiotics, including phages. Dr. Shayla Hesse: “So, bacteriophages, or we like to call them phages for short, are naturally-occurring viruses that infect and kill…

Extrapulmonary TB (part 1) | Infectious diseases | NCLEX-RN | Khan Academy

Extrapulmonary TB (part 1) | Infectious diseases | NCLEX-RN | Khan Academy

Voiceover: This is Charles Prober. Voiceover: And I’m Morgan Theis and today we’re going to talk about the extrapulmonary disease associated with tuberculosis, which I find kind of interesting, because I always think of tuberculosis as a lung disease. Voiceover: In fact, you’re correct, Morgan that the most prominent infection associated with tuberculosis is pulmonary…

What causes wound infection?

What causes wound infection?

What causes wound infection. The cause of surgical wound infections are generally bacteria rather than other bugs such as viruses The skin is the first barrier of defence against infection if during or after surgery harmful bacteria get into the wound or if normal bacteria get mixed up with unhealthy or damaged tissue the wound…