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Can viruses kill other diseases ?

Paul Linehan linehan at ceph.cephb.fr
Fri Aug 25 06:51:34 EST 1995

I think that in the 20's or thereabouts people had just that idea, i.e. that
bacteriophage (bacteria infecting viruses) should be able to eliminate
bacterial disease. Unfortunately this turned out not to be true.

Why, wild guess.... bacteriophages are designed to get around bacterial defence
mechanisms, not those of mamallian hosts.

Nice try!

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