Human volunteers receiving Escherichia coli phage T4 orally: a safety test of phage therapy.


Fifteen healthy adult volunteers received in their drinking water a lower Escherichia coli phage T4 dose (10(3) PFU/ml), a higher phage dose (10(5) PFU/ml), and placebo. Fecal coliphage was detected in a dose-dependent way in volunteers orally exposed to phage. All volunteers receiving the higher phage dose showed fecal phage 1 day after exposure; this… (More)

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