Fleas and smaller fleas: virotherapy for parasite infections

Hyman, Paul and Atterbury, Robert J. and Barrow, Paul (2013) Fleas and smaller fleas: virotherapy for parasite infections. Trends in Microbiology, 21 (5). pp. 215-220. ISSN 1878-4380

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Abstract

Bacteriophages are viruses of bacteria that are used for controlling bacterial food-borne pathogens and have been proposed for more extensive usage in infection control. Protists are now recognised to harbour viruses and virus-like particles. We propose that investigation of their prevalence in parasites be intensified. We also propose that such viruses might be considered for virotherapy to control certain parasite infections of man and animals.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: parasite; protists; protozoan; virus; bacteriophage; virotherapy; phage therapy
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Veterinary Medicine and Science
Identification Number: 10.1016/j.tim.2013.02.006
Depositing User: Eprints, Support
Date Deposited: 30 Aug 2017 11:19
Last Modified: 18 Oct 2017 04:13
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/45247

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