- Detailed report to come : Phagoburn outcomes will be presented in a report to be added soon on this website.
Increasing Resistance is a natural phenomenon
Antibiotic resistance is not new.
Although many antibiotics have been developed over the years, bacteria succeeded
to develop mechanisms to evade them. The increasing threat of resistance to
existing antibiotics has been the major driver of the renewed interest in
bacteriophage (“phage”) development.
An estimated 900,000 resistant infections occurs in hospitals annually, killing 63,000 patients (roughly
173 patients per day). Each year, antibiotic resistance results in 8 million
more hospitalization days adding more than $20 billion to US healthcare costs.
The resistance phenomenon has
increased dramatically during the past 10 to 15 years. Widespread overuse and
poor compliance are the main reasons of this increasing prevalence of MDR
 M. Chan. 2012 Keynote address
by WHO Director-General at the conference on Combating Antimicrobial
Resistance: Time for Action, Copenhagen, Denmark. Antimicrobial resistance in the European Union and the World.
 M. Chan. 2011 Statement of WHO
Director-General at World Health Day 2011. Combat
drug resistance: no action today means no cure tomorrow.
 JM Hughes. 2011. Preserving
the lifesaving power of antimicrobial agents. JAMA 305(10):1027-28.