Antibiotic-resistant bacteria kill 23,000 people each year in the United States, and the United Nations estimates that by 2050, more people will die from antibiotic-resistant infections than die from cancer.
Discovered 100 years ago, bacteriophage-viruses that eat bacteria could provide an answer. But phage therapy has been approved for human use only in the former Soviet Union. The mother travels to Georgia to meet with doctors who use phage therapy today, and meets with US scientists trying to normalize phage therapy in the United States.
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