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...ls after they had neutralized the stomach acid. The phage treatments continued for an average of 5 weeks. Depending on the bacteria, the success of the treatment ranged from 75-100%. However, it was a much higher success rate for the 58 with resistant bacteria, at 94%. There was only one side effect of the treatment which was liver pain that was believed to be from endotoxins released during the lysing (Inal 240). Lastly, Kazuhisa Sekimizu and his colleagues at the University of Tokyo tested phage therapy against Staphylococcus Aureus on silkworm larvae. As a result, no adverse effects were found, but all of the bacterium cells were destroyed. The results with the silkworms were similar to the results they had with mice (Matsuzaki, par. 11). Over the centuries, bacteriophages have continued to amaze researchers with their amazing results, but not everyone is on board.
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